California is an amazing region to view the abundant marine life found in the intertidal zone (the area between high and low tide). At low tide an incredible world of marine life is unveiled! With this guide you will be able to identify many of the creatures that you may find here. Using crisp, clear photographs along with short, detailed descriptions you will also be able to identify the numerous types of shellfish that you may collect for the table.
Additional information included in this guide includes:
• The major groups of marine life
• Species identification for shellfish collecting
• Tips for staying safe while visiting the seashore
• Tips for viewing marine life in an environmentally friendly manner.
With this guide you will look at the marine life around you in a whole new light! This 12-panel guide, conveniently folds up into a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glove box or backpack yet sturdy enough to stand up to outdoor use—durable lamination also makes it waterproof. Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.
Click the arrows to move between the pages of our Electronic Flip Guide.
Duane Sept is a biologist, professional free-lance nature photographer and writer. Duane’s award-winning photographs have been published internationally in books, magazines, newspapers, displays and others. He is the author of 30+ natural history books including Common Mushrooms of the Northwest published by Calypso Publishing which is a best seller many times over! He is also the past president of the Sunshine Coast Mycological Society in British Columbia.