Books worth reading: A Field Guide to Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest

To Dr. Bridgette Clarkston, a seaweed biologist, science educator and author, though, seaweed is a maritime treasure.

Seaweed. It’s the mushy green stuff you’re loathe to swim through or step on at the beach. To Dr. Bridgette Clarkston, a seaweed biologist, science educator and author, though, seaweed is a maritime treasure.

Clarkston grew up on the seashore in Comox, BC, where she says she was constantly dragging into the house the latest treasure the tide left on the beach. She has spent nine years teaching about seaweed and coastal biodiversity,  including stints at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

Her field guide is pocket-sized and water-repellent, making it ideal for a day at the beach. Inside, Clarkston describes more than 40 of the most important and interesting seaweeds commonly encountered on the West Coast, accompanied by colour photographs.

A Field Guide to Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest is an ideal source for casual phycological fun.


Published by: Harbour Publishing

Available at: Local bookstores

List price: $7.95

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