A Field Guide to Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores: Cape Hatteras to the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Nature - 425 pages
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With more than 750 illustrations, including 300 color photographs, this guide covers more than 1,000 species, such as shoreside plants, clams, shrimps, crabs, corals, seaweeds, sponges, and sea urchins, as well as all of the common seashore communities found from Cape Hatteras to the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean.
  

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Seashores from Cape Hatteras to Cape Canaveral
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9 13 10 143
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Seashores of the Gulf of Mexico
52
Caribbean and Southern Florida Beaches
78
Rocky Shores of Southern Florida and the Caribbean
89
Turtle Grass Beds of Southern Florida the Gulf
112
ShallowWater Hard Corals
198
Green Algae
198
Green Algae
198
Red Algae
198
Snails
198
Small Snails and Limpets
198
Bivalves
198
Bivalves
198

Seaweeds and Seagrasses
127
Figs 121 122 124 130 136 and portions of 123 126128 132 and
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BeachPIant Communities
144
Mangrove Communities of Florida and
173
followingp 198
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Sand and Mud Dwellers of Southeastern and Gulf Shores
198
Sand and Mud Dwellers of Southeastern and Gulf Shores
198
Burrows and Tubes of Southeastern and Gulf Shores
198
Sponges Corals and Tunicates Washed Up on Southeast ern and Gulf Shores
198
Crabs and a Shrimp of Southeastern and Gulf Shores
198
Hermit Crabs and Small Shrimps of Southeastern and Gulf Seagrass Beds
198
Sea Anemones and Soft Corals of Southeastern and Gulf Shores
198
Branching and Bushy Bryozoans of Southeastern and Gulf Shores
198
Encrusting Leafy and Branching Bryozoans of Southeast ern and Gulf Shores
198
Echinoderms of the Gulf of Mexico
198
Snails of the Gray Zone and Other Inhabitants of Rocky Areas
198
Caribbean Rocky Shores
198
Caribbean Rocky Shores
198
Caribbean Rocky Intertidal and Subtidal Organisms 16 Caribbean Rocky Shore Zonation Tidepools and Chitons 17 The Turtle Grass Bed Community
198
Pioneer Beach Plants
198
Seashore Plant Communities
198
Plants of Caribbean Rocky Shores
198
Dune and SaltMarsh Plants of the South and Caribbean
198
Red Mangrove Community
198
Tunicates 24 Red Mangrove Community 3 Black White and Gray Mangrove Trees and the Mangrove Fern
198
Caribbean ShallowWater Sponges
198
Segmented Worms
198
Sea Anemones
198
True and Tubedwelling Sea Anemones
198
False Coral and Colonial Sea Anemones 30 Jellyfishes and a Hydroid
198
ShallowWater Soft Corals 111
198
ShallowWater Soft Corals
198
Snails of the Southeastern and Gulf Coasts
198
Snails and Bivalves of the Southeastern and Gulf Coasts
198
Bivalves of the Southeastern and Gulf Coasts
198
SnailsReproduction and Feeding
198
Squids and Octopods
198
Mollusk Eggs and Development
198
Nudibranchs and Other Sea Slugs
198
Dorid Nudibranchs and Sea Hares
198
Conchs Helmets and Other Distinctive Snails 51 Shrimps a Crab and a Lobster
198
Hermit and Porcelain Crabs Mantis Shrimps
198
Swimming Crabs
198
Mithrax Spider Crabs
198
Spider Sponge Calico and Box Crabs
198
Mud and Shore Crabs
198
57 Marsh and Fiddler Crabs
198
Land Crabs
198
Sea Stars
198
Brittle Stars
198
Sea Cucumbers
198
Sea Urchins
198
Sea Urchins and SeaUrchin Tests
198
SeaUrchin Tests
198
Sea Cucumbers
198
Ecology Natural
199
Sponges
221
The Segmented Worms
272
Shrimps Crabs Lobsters and Barnacles
293
Sea Stars Sea Urchins Brittle Stars and
339
Bryozoans Acorn Worms Tunicates Sea Squirts
364
Glossary
381
Field Library
393
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About the author (1999)

Eugene H. Kaplan is a professor of biology at Hofstra University and the founder and director of the Hofstra University Marine Laboratory, St. Anne's Bay, Jamaica. He is the author of A Field Guide to Coral Reefs in the Peterson Series.

Susan L. Kaplan is a contributor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as illustrator titles including: Peterson Field Guides: Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores.

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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