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The New Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life of California: Completely Revised and Expanded (Paperback)
Newly revised and expanded, this guide to the most common animals and plants of the California seashore is a must-have companion for any curious beach visitor.
Look no further than The New Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life of California for the essential tidal guidebook. More than 600 species of the sponges, molluscs, crustaceans, sea stars, sea anemones, jellies, fishes, seaweeds and other flora and fauna you're likely to see are described here in concise detail--that's more than double the entries from the original and ever-popular Beachcomber's Guide to California.
Each entry is photographed in splendid color for identification in the natural habitat, and there are new indicators classifying introduced/invasive species. Also included with each species are common and scientific names, description, size, habitat, range and interesting notes, such as how the Dalmation polyclad has about forty eyes or how it takes ten years for a common lampshell to reach full size.
With information on tides, intertidal habitats, harvesting shellfish, sustainable beachcombing practices, as well as an illustrated glossary, The New Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life of California is a beautifully informative resource that will delight casual and expert naturalists alike.