Val Kells

Val Kells

About Val Kells

Val Kells is an author and highly regarded Marine Science Illustrator whose specialty is marine and brackish water fishes. Her work is precise, highly detailed and scientifically accurate. Val recently illustrated, designed and co-authored “A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: from Alaska to California.” This four-and-a-half year project includes almost 700 species descriptions and over 950 illustrations of Pacific coast fishes that occur from the border of Canada to the border of Mexico. This important book is the companion to “A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: from Maine to Texas,” which she also co-authored and designed and for which she produced 1,079 full-color illustrations. Other notable books that feature her work include “Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay” and the forthcoming “Tunas and Billfishes of the World.” Val has also developed and produced thousands of full-color, black-and-white and mixed-media identification and interpretive illustrations for permanent and temporary displays at over 30 public aquariums, museums and nature centers both in the US and abroad. Val received her degree in Environmental Science and Science Communication and Illustration from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1986. An avid fisherman and naturalist, Val loves exploring and spending time on the water with family and friends. For more about Val please visit: www.coastalfishes.com www.valkellsillustration.com

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Sharks of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts

Author: Val Kells

ISBN: 978-1-943334-68-1

Sharks of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts is an easy-to-use, 12-panel identification guide to the 50 coastal shark species found from Maine to Texas. This convenient guide is designed to help quickly identify all common and notable species that inhabit inshore bays and estuaries, river mouths and channels, rocky and sandy shores, reefs, and deep offshore environments.

Each species is illustrated in stunning full-color and are supplemented by line drawings of their teeth. The highly detailed and scientifically accurate illustrations are accompanied by common and scientific names, maximum length, and concise text that highlights key features, and habitat typical of the species.

This foldable and durable guide is light weight, weather proof and easily fits into a pocket, glove compartment, backpack, tackle box, or boat console. Anglers, naturalists, students, teachers, and divers alike will find it to be an excellent resource in the office, at home, in the class room, in the field, or out on the water.

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Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises of the Pacific Coast

Author: Val Kells

ISBN: 978-1-943334-92-6

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Pacific Coast is an easy-to-use, 12-panel identification guide to 32 species of cetaceans that occur in the northeastern Pacific from Alaska to California. This convenient guide is designed to help quickly identify resident and migratory baleen whales, and toothed whales that include: sperm whales, beaked whales, killer whales, pilot whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Each species illustration is highly detailed, scientifically accurate, and rendered in stunning full-color. The illustrations are accompanied by common and scientific names, adult lengths, and concise text that highlights key features, habitat, range, and ecology.

This foldable and durable guide is light weight, weather proof and easily fits into a pocket, glove compartment, backpack, tote, or boat console. Whale watchers, naturalists, students, and teachers alike will find it to be an excellent resource on the water, in the classroom, at home, or in the office.

Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.

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Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts

Author: Val Kells

ISBN: 978-1-943334-91-9

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts is an easy-to-use, 12-panel identification guide to 36 species of cetaceans that occur in the northeastern Atlantic from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean Sea, including the Gulf of Mexico. This convenient guide is designed to help quickly identify resident and migratory baleen whales, and toothed whales that include: sperm whales, beaked whales, killer whales, pilot whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Each species illustration is highly detailed, scientifically accurate, and rendered in stunning full-color. The illustrations are accompanied by common and scientific names, adult lengths, and concise text that highlights key features, habitat, range, and ecology.

This foldable and durable guide is light weight, weather proof and easily fits into a pocket, glove compartment, backpack, tote, or boat console. Whale watchers, naturalists, students, and teachers alike will find it to be an excellent resource on the water, in the classroom, at home, or in the office.

Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.

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