Welcome fellow enthusiasts! The prime objective of my two books, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest and Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest, is to allow folks – be they beachcombers, divers, kayakers, fishermen, whomever – to make the initial connection between themselves and the featured organisms. Hopefully, answering the often-asked question “What was that strange ‘beastie’ or ‘thing’ I saw?” Putting a name to a seaweed, invertebrate or fish is a critical first step in a learning process. Young or old, novice or expert, we all begin with here. Often this magical initial encounter leads to an appreciation of this living thing’s ‘value’ and ultimately, a desire for its well being as a species.
While proud of these publications and their acceptance by a growing cadre of the curious. I (and my co-authors) realize that these books are but ‘snap shots in time’ and imprisoned by their publication dates. As I continue to enjoy Pacific Northwest marine life, new observations and fresh discoveries delightfully continue. Underwater updates to be passed along to fellow aficionados.
For the ultimate marine life enthusiasts, a consistently updated version of Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest (now over 10 years) is available online, via subscription at KnowBC.