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  • Life along the Inner Coastby Robert L. Lippson; Alice Jane Lippson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    For decades, marine scientists Robert and Alice Jane Lippson have traveled the rivers, backwaters, sounds, bays, lagoons, and inlets stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Florida Keys aboard their trawler, Odyssey. The culmination of their leisurely journeys, Life along the Inner Coast is a guide to the plants, animals, and habitats found in... more...

  • Guide to Aquatic Insects & Crustaceansby Izaak Walton League of America

    Stackpole Books 2006; US$ 9.99

    Fully illustrated guide to identifying water-dwelling macroinvertebrates. A handy resource for anglers, students, biologists, or anyone else spending time near rivers and streams. Gives tips for distinguishing similar species and includes information for each species on behavior and role played in the ecosystem. more...

  • Glorious Gulf of Mexicoby Jesse Cancelmo; John W. Tunnell

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Stunned by widespread ignorance about the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Macondo oil spill, underwater photographer Jesse Cancelmo decided to turn his camera on the marine life of this 600,000 square mile international sea that connects five US states, six Mexican states, and the island nation of Cuba. With the goal of countering dismissive descriptions... more...

  • Green Guide to Seashore Life Of Britain And Europeby Bob Gibbons; Denys Ovenden; Melanie Perkins

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Bloomsbury Green Guides are portable handbooks to the most commonly found species in Britain and Europe. Our coastlines are home to a wide range of animals and plants, some that are iconic sights on beaches and others that we only see when we look more closely. The Green Guide to Seashore Life makes identifying them easy for beginners and amateur... more...

  • The Killer Whale Who Changed the Worldby Mark Leiren-Young

    Greystone Books 2016; US$ 24.95

    The fascinating and heartbreaking account of the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save them Killer whales had always been seen as bloodthirsty sea monsters. That all changed when a young killer whale was captured off the west coast of North America and displayed... more...

  • Thousand-Mile Songby David Rothenberg

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 24.00

    In Thousand Mile Song , musician and philosopher David Rothenberg uses the enigma of whale sounds to explore whether we can truly understand nonhuman minds. Interviewing scholars around the world as they attempt to decipher underwater music, Rothenberg tells the story of scientists and artists confronting an unknown as vast as the ocean. Along the... more...

  • Two Oceansby George Branch; Charles Griffiths; Margo Branch; Lynnath Beckley

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 24.00

    For over two decades Two Oceans has been the pre-eminent book to which scientists, students, divers and beachcombers turn to identify and learn about marine life, from sponges to whales and seaweeds to dune forests. In this exuberantly colourful, fully revised fourth edition, over 2 000 species are now covered, names and other details have been updated... more...

  • Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whale Watching in North Americaby Mark Carwardine

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    Commercial whale-watching began in 1955 in California, when a San Diego fisherman started taking people (for a dollar a time) to see Grey Whales migrating along the coast. Nowadays, 13 million people go whale-watching each year, in 119 different countries around the world. The undisputed hotspot – with more than half of all whale-watchers – is North... more...

  • Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianasby Peter van der Sleen; James S. Albert

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    The Amazon and Orinoco basins in northern South America are home to the highest concentration of freshwater fish species on earth, with more than 3,000 species allotted to 564 genera. Amazonian fishes include piranhas, electric eels, freshwater stingrays, a myriad of beautiful small-bodied tetras and catfishes, and the largest scaled freshwater fish... more...

  • Return of the Sea Otterby Todd McLeish

    Sasquatch Books 2018; US$ 9.99

    A science journalist's journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. These adorable, furry marine mammals--often seen floating on their backs... more...