The Northwest Coastal Explorer is a fun, engaging, lushly-illustrated guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Organized by habitat, the book explores coastal forests, rocky shores, tide pools, rivers, and more. 284 pgs.
Profiles of the flora and fauna include tips on where and how to find them—like the ochre sea stars commonly discovered on exposed rocks and the olive snails found on sandy beaches. A getaway guide highlights the best weekend trips for each area.
By Robert Steelquist 2016