Offshore Sea Life ID Guide
West Coast
Steve N. G. Howell & Brian L. Sullivan

Editions

Killer Whale
Killer Whale
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Coastal Seabirds
Coastal Seabirds
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By-the-wind Sailor (Velella)
By-the-wind Sailor (Velella)
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Two-thirds of our planet lies out of sight of land, just offshore beyond the horizon. What wildlife might you find out there? And how might you identify what you see? This Offshore Sea Life ID Guide, designed for quick use on day trips off the West Coast, helps you put a name to what you see, from whales and dolphins to albatrosses, turtles, and even flyingfish. Carefully crafted color plates show species as they typically appear at sea, and expert text highlights identification features. This user-friendly field guide is essential for anyone going out on a whale-watching or birding trip, and provides a handy gateway to the wonders of the ocean.

  • First state-of-the-art pocket guide to offshore sea life
  • Over 300 photos used to create composite plates
  • Includes whales, dolphins, sea lions, birds, sharks, turtles, flyingfish, and more
  • Accessible and informative text reveals what to look for
  • Great for beginners and experts alike

Steve N. G. Howell is an international bird tour leader with WINGS and a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences. His other books include Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America and The Amazing World of Flyingfish (both Princeton). Brian L. Sullivan is eBird project leader and photographic editor for Birds of North America Online at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and a coauthor of The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors (Princeton).