Eco-region Specific Guides | Pacific Northwest Coastal

The Beachcomber’s Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest (revised edition)

The ecology of beaches has fascinated me for many decades. Over the years, I’ve owned a number of guidebooks to assist with the identification of life found along the shoreline in the intertidal pools. This concise guide has been one of the best I’ve found so far.

Scientifically accurate, it assists with a brief reviews for understanding tides, intertidal habitats, harvesting shellfish, protection marine resources, observing intertidal life, and getting the most out of the guidebook itself.

I have an affinity for guidebooks that are well-organized and color-coded. This book is great on both accounts. One can readily locate information about Seashore-

  • Animals: Sponges,Hydroids, Jellies, Anemonies, Marine Worms, Molluscs and Brachiopods, Arthropods, Moss Animals, Spiny-skinned Animals, Tunicates,Fishes
  • Plants:  Seaweeds (Green, Brown, Red Algae), Flowering Plants
  • Lichen:  Seashore lichens

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