Saturday, February 13, 2016
1) Kells, Val, Luiz A. Rocha, and Larry G. Allen. A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California. 2016. Johns Hopkins University Press. Paperback: 368 pages. Price: $25.00 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: From the Arctic waters of Alaska to the southern tip of California, this fully illustrated guide captures the stunning diversity of fishes along the western coastlines of the United States and Canada. The combined work of renowned marine science illustrator Val Kells and distinguished ichthyologists Luiz A. Rocha and Larry G. Allen, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California is this region’s most current and thorough fish identification guide.
Whether you are an angler, scuba diver, naturalist, student, or teacher, you will find every fish you’re trying to identify, each shown in lifelike detail. The book’s coverage extends from shallow, brackish waters to depths of about 200 meters.
Key features include· Over 950 illustrations of adults, juveniles, and color variants · Descriptions of 157 fish families and almost 700 species· Text presented adjacent to the illustrations· Concise details about the biology, range, and distribution of each species
Poised to become your go-to reference, this guide will find a welcome spot on your boat, in your backpack, or on your bookshelf.
RECOMMENDATION: A MUST have for those with an interest in the marine fishes of the West Coast.