The marine environment is a remarkable place – unfamiliar and a source of endless fascination. The rocky shore where land meets sea, its array of life ever-changing with the tides, offers us a chance to explore this mysterious world.
This book reveals the astonishing diversity of wildlife on rocky shores and in the rockpools around the coast and gives readers a greater understanding of the myriad of creatures that can be found using a bit of simple detective work.
Rockpooling is an activity enjoyed by children and adults alike. This guide will make your exploration even more rewarding, whether you are an individual or family visiting the seaside or a naturalist wishing to expand your knowledge of a unique habitat.
■ Detailed descriptions of around 400 common and rare rocky shore species
■ Clear colour photographs of all the species described
■ Tips and techniques describing how to find the more cryptic animals
■ Ideas for rockpool-related family activities
■ Information on threats to the intertidal environment
■ Measures we can all take to safeguard the future of our rocky shore wildlife
Authors: Julie Hatcher and Steve Trewhella
Publication date: 2nd April 2019
Size: H 216mm x W 140mm