Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes

ISBN-10: 1550173618
ISBN-13: 9781550173611
Edition: 2005 (Unabridged)
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 398
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

With 1,700 superb colour photographs of over 1,400 species, "Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes" is the most comprehensive collection of photographs of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published. It is designed to allow the reader to recognize virtually any coastal organism that might be encountered from southern Alaska to southern Oregon--from sea lettuces and feather boa kelp through to the leopard ribbon worm, Pacific red octopus, spiny-thigh sea spider and gutless awning-clam. Each species is identified with photographs and includes a description with information on range, habitat, appearance and behaviour. Andy Lamb and Bernard Hanby have spent most of their lifetimes studying and recording Pacific Northwest marine life and have completed over 4,000 scuba dives between them. Some of the species included in this volume have never been featured in print before. Colour-coded for quick reference and including a glossary and full index, "Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest" is a must-have for serious biologists, scuba divers, beachcombers or anyone interested in marine life and beautiful underwater photography.

Andy Lamb is a marine naturalist who has worked as both Chief Collector and Education Coordinator at the Vancouver Aquarium,and as a fish culturist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.He lives on Thetis Island, BC, where he runs a B&B with his wife Virginia.

Bernard P. Hanby is an avid amateur photographer and scuba diver. He is the recipient of the Vancouver Natural History Society's 2003 Davidson Award for Conservation and Education, and serves on the Conservation and Education Committee of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine SeaLife Science Centre. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications and are displayed in the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre (Sidney, BC) and the Alaska Sea Life Center. He lives in West Vancouver, BC.

Quick Reference Guide
Preface
Introduction
Using This Book
Seagrasses and Seaweeds
Flowering Plants Phylum Anthophyta
Marine Algae
Green Algae Phylum Chlorophyta
Yellow-Green Algae Phylum Tribophyta
Brown Algae Phylum Ochrophyta
Red Algae Phylum Rhodophyta
Miscellaneous and Undetermined
Invertebrates
Sponges Phylum Porifera
Calcareous Sponges
Siliceous Sponges
Demosponges
Undetermined Sponges
Sea Anemones, Corals, Hydroids, Hydrocorals, Jellies and others Phyla Cnidaria, Ctenophora
Sea Anemones
Zoanthids
Hard Corals
Soft Corals
Sea Pens/Sea Whips
Gorgonians
Hydrocorals
Hydroids
Jellies
Stalked Jellies
Sea Gooseberries/Comb Jellies
Worms
Flatworms Phylum Platyhelminthes
Ribbon Worms Phylum Nemertea
Arrow Worms Phylum Chaetognatha
Peanut Worms Phylum Sipunculida
Segmented Worms Phylum Annelida
Spoon Worms Phylum Echiura
Phoronids, Moss Animals, Nodding Heads, Lampshells
Phoronids Phylum Phoronida
Moss Animals Phylum Bryozoa
Nodding Heads Phylum Entoprocta
Lampshells Phylum Brachiopoda
Chitons, Bivalves, Univalves, Bubble Shells, Nudibranchs, Tuskshells, Octopus and Squid Phylum Mollusca
Chitons
Bivalves
Mussels
Scallops
Oysters and Jingles
Clams
Univalves
Limpets and Limpet-shaped Snails
Coiled Snails
Bubble Shells etc.
Nudibranchs
Tuskshells
Octopuses and Squids
Shrimps, Crabs, Hermits, Barnacles, Sea Fleas, Sea Spiders and others Phylum Arthropoda
Mites
Amphipods (sea fleas/beach hoppers)
Isopods
Opossum Shrimps
Copepods (sea lice)
Euphausids (krill)
Branchiura (fish lice)
Shrimps
Miscellaneous
True Crabs
Porcelain Crabs
Galatheid Crabs
Lithode Crabs
Hermit Crabs
Barnacles
Sea Spiders
Sea Stars, Brittle Stars, Feather Stars, Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers Phylum Echinodermata
Sea Stars
Brittle Stars (and basket star)
Feather Stars
Sea Urchins (and sand dollar)
Sea Cucumbers
Tunicates, Salps, Acorn Worms and others Phyla Chordata, Hemichordata
Solitary Tunicates
Social Tunicates
Compound Tunicates
Salps
Acorn Worms
Vertebrates
Selected Fishes
Garter Snake
Glossary
Acknowledgements
Index

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