Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest

A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes

Author: Andrew Lamb,Bernard P. Hanby

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company


Category: Nature

Page: 398

View: 8547

Finalist for 2006 BC Booksellers' Choice Award In Honour Of Bill DuthieWith 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.

Guide to Marine Invertebrates

Alaska to Baja California

Author: Daniel Gotshall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 117

View: 3399

This is the largest species of sea pen encountered by divers in the northern Pacific. the short, slender branches of the stalk are white, as are the polyps.

Seashore Life of the Northern Pacific Coast

An Illustrated Guide to Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

Author: Eugene N. Kozloff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780295960845

Category: Nature

Page: 370

View: 6322

From Monterey Bay to northern British Columbia, zoologist Eugene Kozloff describes the common plants and animals that inhabit rocky shores, sandy beaches, and quiet bays and estuaries.

Coastal Fish Identification

California to Alaska

Author: Paul Humann,Ned DeLoach

Publisher: New World Publications

ISBN: 9781878348432

Category: Nature

Page: 292

View: 9317

The updated and enlarged Second edition features more than 30 additional species and 70 new photographs. From the beautiful cool waters of Catalina Island to the frigid straits teaming with life in British Columbia, this book covers it all. This is the most comprehensive pictorial fish ID guide ever published for these waters. More than 320 superb color photos are presented in our popular, quick-reference format. Now in flexibinding (cloth stitched like hardcover, but a soft flexible cover like paperback).

American reference books annual. Vol. 38 (2007)

Author: Shannon Graff Hysell

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591585251

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 9143

For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

California Marine Life

A Guide to Common Marine Species

Author: Marty Snyderman

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub


Category: Nature

Page: 180

View: 5649

California Marine Life is an invaluable guide to common marine species and various habitats found along the California coast. It is fully illustrated with brilliant color photographs of the fantastic creatures that live in these waters.

Trace Fossils as Indicators of Sedimentary Environments

Author: Dirk Knaust,Richard G. Bromley

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0444538143

Category: Science

Page: 960

View: 7239

Integration of ichnological information into sedimentological models, and vice versa, is one of the main means by which we can improve our understanding of ancient depositional environments. Mainly intended for sedimentologists, this book aims to make ichnological methods as part of facies interpretation more popular, providing an analytical review of the ichnology of all major depositional environments and the use of ichnology in biostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic analysis. It starts with an introduction to the historical aspect of ichnology, introducing common concepts and methods, and then continues with parts treating the main depositional systems from continental, shallow-marine and deep-marine siliciclastics, and marine carbonates. The last part is dedicated to the ichnology in hydrocarbon reservoir and aquifer characterization. First overview in 25 years of the status of ichnological studies in facies reconstructions of all major depositional environments Written by a selected, well-experienced and specialized international authorship Provides easy access to the comprehensive and widespread literature

The Great Bear Sea

Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise

Author: Ian McAllister,Nicholas Read

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459800206

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4301

Explore the relationship between the Great Bear Sea and the rainforest it nourishes.

Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest

An Illustrated Guide to the Natural History of Western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

Author: Eugene N. Kozloff

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9780295955971

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 524

Describes and illustrates over four hundred plant and animal species fairly common and widely distributed in the Pacific Northwest, from southern Oregon to British Columbia

Encyclopedia of British Columbia

Author: Harbour Publishing

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company


Category: Reference

Page: 806

View: 5819

"Everything you always wanted to know about BC, with more than 4,000 entries and hundreds of photos, maps, tables and charts, plus an interactive CD-ROM" Cf. Our choice, 2001.

Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores

Author: Mark W. Denny,Steven Dean Gaines

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520251182

Category: Nature

Page: 705

View: 1003

"This is the book I have been waiting for! Written by experts in each field, this encyclopedia provides a wealth of information not only about the tidepool and shore life but also the oceanography associated with these habitats. This will be a major reference guide for years to come."--Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, Executive Director, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Scripps Institution of Oceanography "The "Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores" covers much more than one might guess. It ranges from oceanography, to physiology, biomechanics, and conservation science, along with the expected treatment of the diverse groups of organisms that live in those habitats. The coverage of each topic is kept short and comprehensible to almost everyone, from high schools to colleges, and certainly to the general public interested in learning more about this fascinating part of our natural world. Best of all, the editors have managed to get some of the best scientists in the world, the absolute experts in their fields, to write the articles. The relatively short length of each entry also makes this book an ideal source for assigned readings to accompany marine biology, ecology, or oceanography classes, laboratories and field trips. It will be much appreciated by teachers and students."--Ken Sebens, Director of the Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories, University of Washington "The place where vast oceans meet the land is wondrous, complex and fascinating. Visitors from research scientists to toddlers have explored these ecosystems--one of nature's most popular theme parks. Anyone who has spent time amongst the sea stars, crabs and kelp departs full of unanswered questions. Now these questions can be answered by dipping into the "Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores." The editors and contributors to this reference have created a new standard that will be an immediate classic."--Leon Panetta, Director, The Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy "This volume is a wonderful introduction to the hidden and fascinating world of rocky tidepools. Grab a copy and head out with your kids or students for an outdoor experience that's sure to get them hooked. From remarkable adaptations of marine algae to weird animal life histories, tidepools hold amazing stories to tell. They deserve our interest--and our care--as part of earth's natural systems that sustain us all."--Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium "Tide pool lovers the world around will satisfy their curiosity, uncover new gems of insight and renew their wonder of nature at lands' end in this authoritative, fascinating and insightful compilation. Revealed within are the secrets of rocky shores and tide pools--that most dynamic of interfaces between the land and the sea, that treasure chest of rich biodiversity and keen insight, that world where science, literature, beauty and stewardship combine to form the now that integrates the past and tempts the future."--Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University

Seaweeds of the Pacific Coast

Common Marine Algae from Alaska to Baja California

Author: Jennifer Mondragon,Jeff Mondragon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Marine algae

Page: 97

View: 8853

This all color field guide describes 136 species of seaweed that occur from Alaska to nothern Baja California. For each species there is one or more color photos. The narrative includes a brief description, goegraphical range and notes on natural history. Also included are sections on uses for seaweed, collecting and photographing seaweeds.

151 Dives in the Protected Waters of Washington State and British Columbia

Author: Betty Pratt-Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594850431

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 457

View: 5422

In 151 Dives, Betty Pratt-Johnson focuses on the watersshe knows best: that of Washington and British Columbia.She has personally completed each dive and chosen themfor this new guidebook based on the special features thatdivers go searching for: wrecks, marine parks, and sealife such as octopus, wolf eels, dolphin, salmon andcountless ......

The Northwest Coastal Explorer

Your Guide to the Places, Plants, and Animals of the Pacific Coast

Author: Robert Steelquist

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697717

Category: Travel

Page: 284

View: 3036

“Part field guide, part travel guide, Steelquist writes with the authoritative voice of that friend you want next to you on the trail or in the dunes—the one who knows just where to go for a weekend getaway and what to pack for the Pacific Northwest’s unpredictable weather.” —Portland Monthly Millions of visitors explore the magnificent coastline of the Pacific Northwest and all that it provides—unique plant life, easy-to-find animals, and magical places. The Northwest Coastal Explorer is a fun, engaging, lushly-illustrated guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Profiles of the flora and fauna include tips on where and how to find them—like the ochre sea stars commonly discovered on exposed rocks and the olive snails found on sandy beaches—while the included getaway guide highlights the best weekend trips for each area.

Pacific Seaweeds

Updated and Expanded Edition

Author: Louis Druehl,Bridgette Clarkston

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 1550177389

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 7986

This updated and expanded guide thoroughly documents every aspect of seaweed life, from species identification and seaweed biology to the essential—and often surprising—roles seaweed plays in the marine ecosystem and our everyday lives. Seaweeds are used in everything from cosmetics to sustainable biofuels, and some species, like kelp, contribute to the remediation of coastal ecosystems. Featuring an attractive new full-color design, the expanded Pacific Seaweeds includes updated species descriptions, dozens of additional color photos, new species discovered since the original edition, and brand-new sections on common shore plants and the use of DNA techniques to discover, catalog and identify seaweeds. It also features several new recipes and an essay on umami—because in addition to all its other uses, some species of seaweed make delectable food. Packed with illustrations, vivid color photographs, comprehensive scientific information and further readings, this easy-to-use guidebook will appeal to marine biologists, amateur beachcombers, gourmet foragers and everyone in between.