Marine life of the Pacific Northwest: a photographic encyclopedia of invertebrates, seaweeds and selected fishes

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Harbour Pub., May 1, 2006 - Nature - 398 pages
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Finalist for 2006 BC Booksellers' Choice Award In Honour Of Bill Duthie 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.

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From the tiniest sponge to swirling seaweed to brightly colored fish, this book is one of the best illustrated guides on this subject. That may not sound so impressive until you try to track down ... Read full review


Preface by Murray Newman
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About the author (2006)

Andy Lamb is a marine naturalist and educator who has worked as Chief Collector at the Vancouver Aquarium and as a fish culturist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He has contributed to "Diver, Western Angling, Nature Canada" and "Skin Diver" and is the co-author of "Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest." He lives in North Vancouver, BC.

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 Research 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 and the Alaska SeaLife Center. He lives in West Vancouver, BC.