Texas Seashore Life: An Introduction to Familiar Species

Texas Seashore Life: An Introduction to Familiar Species

by James Kavanagh
     
 


Stretching for 367 miles from Sea Rim State Park to Boca Chica State Park, the Texas coastline encompasses a variety of diverse habitats that are home to thousands of species of plants and animals. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of seashore birds, mammals, seashells, crabs and their kin, nearshore fishes and…  See more details below

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Stretching for 367 miles from Sea Rim State Park to Boca Chica State Park, the Texas coastline encompasses a variety of diverse habitats that are home to thousands of species of plants and animals. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of seashore birds, mammals, seashells, crabs and their kin, nearshore fishes and plants. It also includes a map featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583552957
Publisher:
Waterford Press Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Pocket Naturalist Guide Series
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
3.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.20(d)

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Texas Seashore Life

An Introduction to Familiar Plants and Animals
By Kavanagh, James

Waterford Press

Copyright © 2005 Kavanagh, James
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781583552957

NEARSHORE FISHES
Goosefish, Lophius americanus, To 4 ft. (1.2 m). Modified head spine is a fishing 'lure.'
BIRDS
Roseate Spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja, To 32 in. (80 cm). Bill is flattened at the top.
SEA URCHINS & ALLIES
Sail Jellyfish, Velella velella, To 4 in. (10 cm). Small crest on upper surface acts as a sail.


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Meet the Author


Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.

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