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A Photographic Guide to Seashore Life in the North Atlantic:
Canada to Cape Cod
J. Duane Sept

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION 10
Understanding Tides 11
Understanding Intertidal Habitats 15
Sand Beaches 16
Mud Flats 16
Rocky Shores 16
Intertidal Zones 17
Micro-habitats 19
Harvesting Shellfish 19
Protecting Our Marine Resources 21
Observing Intertidal Life 21
A Note of Caution 21
The Scientific Classification of Living Things 22
Getting the Most out of This Guide 24

INTERTIDAL CREATURES
KINGDOM Animalia
Sponges
PHYLUM Porifera 26
Sea Anemones, Jellies, and Allies PHYLUM Cnidaria 30
Comb Jellies
PHYLUM Ctenophora 40
Marine Worms
PHYLA Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Annelida, and Echiura 43
Moss Animals
PHYLUM Bryozoa 57
Molluscs
PHYLUM Mollusca 60
Arthropods
PHYLUM Arthropoda 110
Spiny-skinned Animals
PHYLUM Echinodermata 128
Tunicates (Non-vertebrate Cordates)
PHYLUM Chordata 138
Fishes (Vertebrate Cordates)
PHYLUM Chordata 142

INTERTIDAL PLANTS & FUNGI
KINGDOMS Plantae & Fungi
Green Algae
PHYLUM Chlorophyta 147
Brown Algae
PHYLUM Ochrophyta 153
Red Algae
PHYLUM Rhodophyta 163
Flowering Plants
PHYLUM Anthophyta 173
Lichens
PHYLUM Ascomycotina 177

SELECTED SITES FOR EXPLORATION 181
Map of the Atlantic Northeast 182
Nova Scotia 183
Prince Edward Island 186
New Brunswick 187
Newfoundland, and Labrador 190
Maine 191
New Hampshire 195
Massachusetts 196

SELECTED REFERENCES 200
GLOSSARY 202
ILLLUSTRATIONS FOR IDENTIFICATION 205
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 213
INDEX 214

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