Sea Stars of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska, and Puget Sound

Sea Stars of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska, and Puget Sound

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Philip Lambert describes 43 species and subspecies of sea stars in the coastal waters of northwestern North America. The sea-star fauna of the region from Glacier Bay, Alaska, to Puget Sound in Washington, is the most diverse of all the temperate waters of the world. The great age of the Pacific Basin, and the varied habitats along this complex coastline, created by scouring glaciers and other natural forces, have stimulated the evolution of many new forms. This book bridges the gap between academic and popular publications and is enhanced by illustrations and photographs, many in colour. Although he covers the coastal waters down to 200 metres below the surface, Lambert lists 26 more species that live below 200 metres and 14 others that occur just outside the region covered by this book.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780774808255
077480825X
Branch Call Number: 593 .93 LAM
Characteristics: vi, 186 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), map ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Royal British Columbia Museum

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