A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico
Coastal Habitats, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, Fish, & Other Wildlife
Noble S. Proctor and Patrick J. Lynch
January 24, 2012
416 pages, 5 x 8
1,221 color illus.
This superb book, with its unique focus on the entire marine coastal environment, is the most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide available on the southeastern Atlantic Coast and the Gulf Coast. Not just for beachgoers, the book is essential for birders, whale watchers, fishers, boaters, scuba divers and snorkelers, and shoreline visitors.
Features of the guide:
Entries on 619 coastal and ocean species
More than 1,100 color illustrations
450 up-to-date range maps
Overviews of key ecological communities, including mangroves, salt marshes, beaches, sand dunes, and coral reefs
Special attention to threatened and endangered species
Discussions of environmental issues, including such catastrophic events as Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon blowout
Excellent organizational aids for locating information quickly
"Unique and amazing. . . . Important as a conservation education tool because it allows more citizens to appreciate their natural ecosystems."—Margaret Lowman, Director, Nature Research Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences