Marine Life ID books

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The following reference books have been invaluable to me for identification of animals encountered while scuba diving in the Pacific Northwest.  All of these publications I use when looking up a new find, but Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest by Andy Lamb and Bernard P. Hanby is an overall excellent reference book that covers the widest range of life encountered.

 

Paul Humann with Photographers Howard Hall and Neil McDaniel. Coastal Fish Identification: California to Alaska. Jacksonville: New World Publications, Inc., 1996.

Andy Lamb, and Phil Edgell. Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest. Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 1986.

 

 

 

Daniel Gotshall. Guide to Marine Invertebrates: Alaska to Baja California. Monterey: Sea Challengers, 1994.

 

 

 

Andy Lamb, and Bernard Hanby. Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes. Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 2005.

 

 

 

David W. Behrens. Pacific Coast Nudibranchs: A Guide to the Opisthobranchs Alaska to Baja California. Monterey: Sea Challengers, 1991.

 

 

 

David Wrobel, and Claudia Mills. Pacific Coast Pelagic Invertebrates: A Guide to the Common Gelatinous Animals. Monterey: Sea Challengers, 1998.

 

 

 

 

Rick M. Harbo. Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest. Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 1997.

 

 

 

Rick M. Harbo. Whelks to Whales. Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 1999.