From the playful sea otter to the gargantuan elephant seals, the California 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 birds, marine mammals, nearshore fishes, seashore creatures, seashells and plants. It also includes a tidal zone map that shows at what tidal depth the species occur. 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.
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