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

November 24, 2000 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780774808255
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Description

In this expanded and revised edition of Sea Stars of British Columbia, originally published in 1981, Philip Lambert describes 43 species and subspecies of sea stars in the coastal waters of northwestern North America. Lambert has expanded the geographic area to include the region from Glacier Bay in southeastern Alaska to the waters of Juan de Fuca Strait and Puget Sound of northern Washington. The sea star fauna of this region 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.

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.

About this Author

Philip Lambert is curator of marine invertebrates at the Royal British Columbia Museum and author of Sea Cucumbers of British Columbia, Southeast Alaska, and Puget Sound.

ISBN: 9780774808255
Format: Trade paperback
Series: RBCM Handbooks
Pages: 186
Publisher: UBC Press
Published: 2000-11-24

Reviews

"If sea stars fascinate you (and they're pretty hard to resist on this coast) then you'll appreciate this book. It is essential for anyone doing research involving northwest sea stars and is also a great field guide for divers and seaside naturalists." - Echinoderm Newsletter

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