A Living Bay: The Underwater World of Monterey Bay / Edition 1

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Overview

Monterey Bay, on the central California coast, is unique in its spectacular underwater immensity. Here species found far to the north and south overlap in their respective ranges, offering a floral and faunal diversity without parallel in the North Pacific. With more than 200 magnificent color photographs and an informed, accessible text, this book provides a dazzling picture of the rich underwater world of Monterey Bay.
A Living Bay describes the complex biological interactions among many of the marine plants and animals of Monterey Bay, including its seaweeds, seagrasses, invertebrates, marine mammals, fish, and birds. We learn how these organisms reproduce, prey, and defend themselves. The introduction presents basic biological concepts, while successive chapters tour the various habitats of the bay. From its beaches to the bottom of its submarine canyon—even deeper than the Grand Canyon in Arizona—the tiniest details come to life in the stunning photographs and explanatory text.

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Editorial Reviews

Contra Costa Times
An informative book of biological interactions and marvelous photographs.
San Jose Mercury News
Has exactly what you want in a book about one of the most mysterious places on Earth: stunning, colorful underwater photographs and text that manage to be scientific, succinct and full of tantalizing, can—you—believe—this? facts and description.
Outdoor Photographer
More than 200 photographs illustrate the diversity of the bay's flora and fauna in vivid detail.
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Meet the Author

Lovell Langstroth practiced medicine in Oakland, California, until 1980. Libby Langstroth received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Both are avid divers and underwater photographers whose work has been exhibited in several natural history museums, including the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. The Langstroths live in Pacific Grove, California.

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