This handy, pocket-sized guide is an ideal traveling companion for anyone exploring Australia's coastline. Coastal rock pools and beaches are alive with myriad forms of sea life-from slugs and worms to crabs, starfish, anemones and various animals inhabiting shells. "A Photographic Guide to Seashore Life of Australia" will help you to easily identify the fascinating creatures you discover as you amble along the beach or gaze into rock pools. Each of the 232 species or groups in the book is illustrated with a colour photograph and each entry also includes a distribution map and a description of the animal. In addition, the introductory sections of the book explain the classification, biology and habitats of these creatures.