Whelks to whales : coastal marine life of the Pacific Northwest

by Rick M. Harbo

Paper Book, 2011

Call number

NWC 591.7743 HAR


Madeira Park, BC : Harbour Pub., [2011]


Newly revised and updated in 2010 with additional photographs and up-to-date names, this full-colour field guide to the marine life of coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and northern California is perfect for divers, boaters and beachcombers. It is a ready reference to more than 400 of the most common species, the fascinating local sponges, jellyfish, crabs, shrimp, barnacles, clams, snails, seals, fish, whales, sea algae and hundreds of other living things that can be observed and identified without being disturbed. The book is arranged for quick identification with colour-coded sections, full-colour photographs and comprehensive but concise information on size, range, habitat and facts of interest about each species. A glossary, checklist, reading list and full index are included.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member Pinniped23
I picked up this book during a three month trip in British Columbia. The photos are truely stunning and and the colours in this book really bring it to life. A great ID guide for those who want to familiarise themselves with marine creatures




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