Field Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of Alaska

Field Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of Alaska

Susan C. Byersdorfer and Leslie J. Watson

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With color photographs and descriptions of more than 400 marine species, this guide makes it easy to identify common Alaska fishes and invertebrates. The waterproof book is valuable for at-sea biologists and technicians doing fisheries surveys, and also is useful to fishermen, teachers, and anyone who wants to know what they’ve caught or what an animal looks like. The primary geographic range is the eastern Bering Sea, central Aleutian Islands, and western and central Gulf of Alaska, and also includes waters north of Norton Sound and in southeastern Alaska. As research biologists at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak, authors Byersdorfer and Watson have studied Alaska biota for several decades.

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"Finally, an authoritative and beautifully illustrated, user-friendly guide to the fascinating fishes and invertebrates of Alaska! This wonderfully written, easy to use guide is a grand introduction to the diverse subtidal sea fauna of Alaska. It is a must for fishermen, scientists, and nature lovers alike!"—Roger N. Clark, Insignis Biological Consulting, Eagle Mountain, Utah

"A great reference for the marine biologist, fisherman, or scuba diver. The excellent color photos, written descriptions, and extensive glossary work together to make this guide very easy to use."—John Hilsinger, Director, Commercial Fisheries Division, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau

"This outstanding new field guide will set the standard for years to come, and will be equally at home in a laboratory, classroom, or wheelhouse bookshelf."—Forrest R. Bowers, Area Management Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Dutch Harbor

"This valuable field guide offers a wealth of photographs and concise text to assist in the identification of many of the species of fish and invertebrates likely to be encountered in waters off Alaska. It will prove to be a treasured source to marine scientists, fishery observers, teachers, and anyone interested in the fabulous diversity of marine life found in our waters."—Doug Woodby, Chief Fisheries Scientist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau