A Photographic Guide to Seashore Life in the North Atlantic: Canada to Cape Cod

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Princeton University Press, 2008 - Nature - 224 pages

The tides of the North Atlantic are the world's highest, and they reveal a world of amazing seashore life--from jellies and sea anemones, to clams and crabs, to seaweeds and lichens. With some 300 crisp, vibrant color photographs and brief, precise descriptions, this field guide makes it easier than ever to identify Atlantic seashore life from Canada to Cape Cod. Duane Sept covers more than 225 common intertidal species found on rocky shores, sandy shores, mud beaches, and floating docks, and explains the natural history of these specialized organisms. He also describes tidal habitats, tells how to explore the seashore in a safe and environmentally responsible way, and provides extensive information on some of the best places in the North Atlantic to view seashore life. Both casual and dedicated beachcombers will find this a handy, enjoyable, and reliable guide.


  • The first full-color photographic guide to North Atlantic seashore life

  • Includes some 300 color photographs and illustrations

  • Makes species identification quick and easy

  • Covers more than 225 common intertidal species found from Canada to Cape Cod

  • Covers rocky shores, sandy shores, mud beaches, and floating docks

  • Tells how to explore safely and in an environmentally responsible way

  • Provides extensive information on some of the best places to visit in the Atlantic Northeast

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J. Duane Sept is a biologist, writer, and award-winning photographer. His many books include The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest and The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life of California.

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