Wonders of the Sea Vol 3: Marine Jewels of Southern California's Coast and Islands

Hardcover, 112 pages, 10 x 13, ISBN: 9780981470115
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This coffee-table book takes readers on a voyage beneath the ocean to discover marine life from Santa Barbara to San Diego and offshore to all eight of the Channel Islands. It highlights the ecological hot spots that dot Southern California's coastline-places like La Jolla Cove, Point Dume and...
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Format:
Hardcover
Author:
Marc Shargel
Pages:
112 pages
Dimensions:
10 x 13
ISBN:
ISBN: 9780981470115
Date Added:
October 2016
This coffee-table book takes readers on a voyage beneath the ocean to discover marine life from Santa Barbara to San Diego and offshore to all eight of the Channel Islands. It highlights the ecological hot spots that dot Southern California's coastline-places like La Jolla Cove, Point Dume and Farnsworth Banks, where sea life thrives and divers, surfers, boaters, birders, and tidepoolers are treated to a glimpse of nature at its best. Created by award-winning marine photographer Marc Shargel, the book is a window onto the diverse ocean life of Southern California. Just beyond soaring bluffs and sun-drenched beaches lies a rainbow of color and a diversity of forms, an array of life so different from what we find on land that it seems like another world. Wonders of the Sea tells the story of the region's heyday, when anglers caught tuna by the truckload and people still believed that the sea's bounty was limitless. The book also describes and illustrates half a dozen different marine habitats found in Southern California, and the unique collection of animals and plants found in each. Ecology, marine biology, natural history interwoven with human history all emerge from the pages of Wonders of the Sea, illuminated by brilliant photography. The pictures come to life in stories told by divers, educators, scientists, surfers and businesspeople. Their voices, from all over Southern California, describe the intimate relationship between local residents and their ocean. The value of Wonders of the Sea Volume Two: Marine Jewels of Southern California's Coast and Islands, transcends the beautiful images and compelling tales found on its pages. Extensive reference notes, provide a wealth of information about sea life and habitats. A companion website offers links to cited sources, and information about conservation efforts underway to protect Southern California's ocean

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