Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay

Author: Edward O. Murdy

Publisher: JHU Press


Category: Nature

Page: 345

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The only comprehensive field guide to the Chesapeake’s fishes, this book is an indispensable resource for both anglers and students of the Bay. Vivid illustrations by Val Kells complement the expertise of researchers Edward O. Murdy and John A. Musick. They describe fishes that inhabit waters ranging from low-salinity estuaries to the point where the Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Key features of this field guide include• full-color illustrations of more than 200 species• text that is presented adjacent to illustrations for easy reference• detailed descriptions of physical characteristics, range, occurrence in the Bay, reproduction, diet, and statistics from fisheries research• spot illustrations that highlight critical features of certain fish• illustrations of juveniles when they look different from adults• appendices that include identification keys Formatted as a compact field guide for students, scientists, researchers, and fishermen, Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay should be a standard passenger on any boat that plies the Chesapeake’s waters.

A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes

From Alaska to California

Author: Valerie A. Kells

Publisher: JHU Press


Category: Nature

Page: 376

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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. The combined work of renowned marine science illustrator Val Kells and distinguished ichthyologists Luiz A. Rocha and Larry G. Allen, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California is this region’s most current and thorough fish identification guide. 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· Over 950 illustrations of adults, juveniles, and color variants · Descriptions of 157 fish families and almost 700 species· Text presented adjacent to the illustrations· Concise details about the biology, range, and distribution of each species Poised to become your go-to reference, this guide will find a welcome spot on your boat, in your backpack, or on your bookshelf.

Life in the Chesapeake Bay

Author: Alice Jane Lippson

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press


Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 732

Identifies by drawings and narrative the fishes, invertebrates, and some plants, found in the largest estuary in the United States

Living with the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia's ocean shores

Author: Larry G. Ward

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 704

This volume in the Living with the Shore series provides practical and specific information on the status of the nation’s coast and useful guidelines that enable residents, visitors, and investors to live with and enjoy the shore without costly and futile struggles against the forces of nature.

Guide to Marine Life

Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida

Author: Marty Snyderman

Publisher: Aqua Quest Publications, Inc.


Category: Nature

Page: 284

View: 748

A layman's guide to identifying and understanding the marine life while scuba diving.