Jill Fegley, John Moring, and Les Watling. Do you enjoy walking along the beach, searching the wrack line and exploring tide pools? Maybe you fish or hunt in salt marshes and estuaries. Perhaps you're an educator or volunteer along the coast. Our coastline-with its rocky shore, mudflats, salt marshes and sandy beaches-provides a diverse habitat and is home to many marine and estuarine species. Some, such as lobsters, crabs, and sea urchins, are familiar to everyone. Many others, however, might be new to you. Here's a beautifully illustrated little field guide that will help you identify and learn about the many plants and animals of our intertidal zone. Written for the University of Maine's Sea Grant program, it is arranged for easy identification, covering habitats, invertebrates, fishes, and marine plants. Andrea Sulzer's pen-and-ink drawings, carefully done from live specimens, are finely detailed works of art! Edited by Susan White. 158 pages, 2003.
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