A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife: Marine Mammals, Seabirds, Fish, and Other Sea Life

Paperback | June 11, 2005

byNoble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch

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This beautifully illustrated guide covers an unprecedented range of species that may be sighted along the coastline or offshore by the whale watcher, bird watcher, fisher, boating enthusiast, or natural history buff. Designed in a handy pocket size, the book provides concise information for identifying the invertebrates, mammals, birds, turtles, fish, sharks and rays, and even floating seaweeds and common algae that live along the Atlantic coast and offshore from North Carolina to the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

With range maps and text on pages directly opposite the full-color illustrations, the book makes identification of more than two hundred species of offshore wildlife quick and easy. Special features include full-page spreads to compare similar species of seabirds, and inserts to help identify whales by their blowhole patterns, diving, and other behaviors.

Those with an interest in ocean life know that surprises often appear dangling at the end of a fishing line, floating beside the boat, washed up on the shore, or flying overhead. This is the ultimate guide for those who are curious about such creatures and the marine environment in which they dwell.

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This beautifully illustrated guide covers an unprecedented range of species that may be sighted along the coastline or offshore by the whale watcher, bird watcher, fisher, boating enthusiast, or natural history buff. Designed in a handy pocket size, the book provides concise information for identifying the invertebrates, mammals, birds...

Noble S. Proctor is professor emeritus of biology, Southern Connecticut State University, and an internationally known leader of natural history and ecology expeditions. He has studied marine life on all the oceans of the world. Patrick J. Lynch is director of media services, Information Technology Services-Medicine, Yale University Sc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.59 inPublished:June 11, 2005Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300106580

ISBN - 13:9780300106589

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use This is a wonderful guide that is very quick and easy to use. The photos are on the opposite side of the description of the species which makes it an excellent field guide. Photos are easily identifiable.
Date published: 2014-06-09

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"This guide provides a handy, beautifully illustrated, single reference to the many marine organisms most likely to be encountered in North Atlantic waters, and it should be particularly useful for anyone making offshore whale watching excursions."—Wayne R. Petersen, Swarovski Birding Community