By: NR Foster
152 pages, Line illus.
In this guide, author Nora Foster, coordinator of the Aquatic Collection at the University of Alaska Museum. shows readers how to identify over 100 of the most common Alaskan bivalves through keys and detailed drawings. Foster also describes their distribution and habitat and provides a glossary that defines the features necessary for identification. Also included is useful information about paralytic shellfish poisoning -- vital knowledge for people pursuing wild seafood. Intertidal Bivalves is intended to satisfy the amateur naturalist's curiosity as well as to assist the professional. It is the only comprehensive identification guide to bivalves written for Alaska's species.
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