From the Arctic waters of Alaska to the southern tip of California, this fully illustrated guide captures the stunning diversity of fishes along the western coastlines of the United States and Canada.
A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes From Alaska to California
by Val Kells, Luiz A. Rocha, and Larry G. Allen
"Destined to become the classic guide to fishes of the Pacific coast.” —Milton Love, University of California, Santa Barbara
Whether you are an angler, scuba diver, naturalist, student, or teacher, you will find every fish you’re trying to identify, each shown in lifelike detail. The book’s coverage extends from shallow, brackish waters to depths of about 200 meters.
Key features include:
• Combines the work of renowned marine science illustrator Val Kells and distinguished ichthyologists Luiz A. Rocha and Larry G. Allen.
• Includes over 950 color illustrations of adults, juveniles, and color variants.
• Captions offer concise details about the biology, range, and distribution of each species.
• Descriptions of 157 fish families and almost 700 species.
• Offers the most current and thorough identification guide for the west coast fishes.
"Having fished the Pacific coast my entire life, I've never seen anything that even comes close to this incredible book. Clean, straightforward and easy to read. The consummate guide to our waters."—Michael Fowlkes, Executive Producer , Fox Sports / WFN Inside Sportfishing
"Val Kells is one of the most extraordinary fish illustrators I've ever seen."—Ray Troll, Trollart
Val Kells is a widely recognized marine science illustrator. She is the coauthor and illustrator of A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Maine to Texas and the illustrator of Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay. Luiz A. Rocha is an associate curator and the Follett Chair of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences. Larry G. Allen is a professor and the chair of biology at California State University–Northridge and the president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. He is the coauthor of The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters.
A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California
Val Kells, Luiz A. Rocha, and Larry G. Allen
Publication date: March 30, 2016
5.5 x 8.5, 376 pp., 996 color illustrations
978-1-4214-1832-2 $25.00 / £16.00 paperback
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