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Photographic Guide to Seashore Life in the North Atlantic Canada to Cape Cod

ISBN-10: 0691133190
ISBN-13: 9780691133195
Edition: 2008
Authors: J. Duane Sept
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Description: The tides of the North Atlantic are the world's highest, and they reveal a world of amazing seashore life--from jellies and sea anemones, to clams and crabs, to seaweeds and lichens. With some 300 crisp, vibrant color photographs by Duane Sept and  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

The tides of the North Atlantic are the world's highest, and they reveal a world of amazing seashore life--from jellies and sea anemones, to clams and crabs, to seaweeds and lichens. With some 300 crisp, vibrant color photographs by Duane Sept and brief, precise descriptions, this field guide makes it easier than ever to identify Atlantic seashore life from Canada to Cape Cod. Sept covers more than 225 common intertidal species found on rocky shores, sandy shores, mud beaches, and floating docks, and explains the natural history of these specialized organisms. He also describes tidal habitats, tells how to explore the seashore in a safe and environmentally responsible way, and provides extensive information on some of the best places in the North Atlantic to see seashore life. Both casual and dedicated beachcombers will find this a handy, enjoyable, and reliable guide. The first full-color photographic guide to North Atlantic seashore life Includes some 300 color photographs and illustrations Makes species identification quick and easy Covers more than 225 common intertidal species found from Canada to Cape Cod Covers rocky shores, sandy shores, mud beaches, and floating docks Tells how to explore safely and in an environmentally responsible way Provides extensive information on some of the best places to visit in the Atlantic Northeast

Introduction
Understanding Tides
Understanding Intertidal Habitats
Sand Beaches
Mud Flats
Rocky Shores
Micro-habitats
Harvesting Shellfish
Protecting Our Marine Resources
Observing Intertidal Life
A Note of Caution
The Scientific Classification of Living Things
Getting the Most out of This Guide
Intertidal Creatures Kingdom Animalia Sponges Phylum Porifera
Sea Anemones, Jellies, and Allies Phylum Cnidaria
Comb Jellies Phylum Ctenophora
Marine Worms Phyla Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Annelida, and Echiura
Moss Animals Phylum Bryozoa
Molluscs Phylum Mollusca
Arthropods Phylum Arthropoda
Spiny-skinned Animals Phylum Echinodermata
Tunicates (Non-vertebrate Cordates) Phylum Chordata
Fishes (Vertebrate Cordates) Phylum Chordata
Intertidal Plants & Fungi Kingdoms Plantae & Fungi Green Algae Phylum Chlorophyta
Brown Algae Phylum Ochrophyta
Red Algae Phylum Rhodophyta
Flowering Plants Phylum Anthophyta
Lichens Phylum Ascomycotina
Selected Sites for Exploration
Map of the Atlantic Northeast
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick
Newfoundland, and Labrador
Maine
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Selected References
Glossary
Illlustrations for Identification
Acknowledgments
Index

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