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The New Zealand Seashore Guide

Field / Identification Guide
By: Sally Carson(Author), Rod Morris(Photographer)
416 pages, colour photographs
The New Zealand Seashore Guide
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This is the ultimate guide to the New Zealand seashore. New Zealand has over 14,000 kilometres of coastline, the tenth longest length of coast in the world, which ranges from sheltered sandy beaches to rocky and rugged wilderness. This geographic diversity supports a wide range of seashore life, all of which is photographed and described in this book. Originally published in a smaller format in 2017, this new edition has been increased in size to show off the superb photography of Rod Morris, and to make identification much easier. Sally Carson's text is packed with information on endemic and introduced species, including sponges, anemones, sea stars, shrimps and crabs, barnacles, paua, mussels, oysters, fish and seaweed. This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide available to this country's seashore, an essential purchase for any New Zealander who appreciates our unique coastal environment.


- Introduction 7
- Our intertidal wilderness 7
- A journey of exploration 8
- Our varied coastline 9
- Zones of life 10
- Rocky shores 13
- Sandy beaches 14
- Mudflats 15
- Turning of the tide 16
- Care on the coast 18
- Care for the coast 19
- Sponges 20
- Anemones and their relatives 30
- Anemones 31
- Hydroids 44
- Worms 48
- Unsegmented worms 49
- Segmented worms 54
- Crustaceans 74
- Isopods 75
- Amphipods 81
- Shrimp 84
- Crabs 93
- Barnacles 117
- Coastal insects and spiders 126
- Molluscs 134
- Chitons 135
- Gastropods 147
- Bivalves 219
- Octopuses and squid 254
- Brachiopods 260
- Bryozans 264
- Sea stars and their relatives 270
- Sea stars 271
- Sea urchins 283
- Sea cucumbers 287
- Ascidians 290
- Fish 302
- Seaweeds 324
- Green seaweeds 325
- Brown seaweeds 338
- Red seaweeds 363
- Coastal plants 382
- Saltmarsh and sand dune plants 383
- Seashore lichens 397
- Conclusion 400
- A changing ocean 400
- Other coastal concerns 401
- Seashore scientists 402
- Coastal call to action 403
- Cultivating curiosity 404
- Diving deeper 405

Acknowledgements 408
Index 409

Customer Reviews


Sally Carson is an environmental educator and marine scientist with considerable experience leading educational initiatives where school students and the wider community engage with the marine environment, develop science skills and learn how to be kaitiaki for the coast. She has been the driver behind a number of community education initiatives including the Aquavan, and Marine Metre Squared, a national citizen science project on long-term monitoring of the NZ seashore. Sally is currently the director of the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, Dept of Marine Science, University of Otago.

Rod Morris is a wildlife photographer, documentary maker, and natural historian who has contributed to some 30 books over the course of his career. His particular interest lies in collaborating on field guides and other nature books accessible to children, where his nature photography can showcase not only the characteristic features of our lesser-known native animals and plants, but also unique aspects of their behaviour.

Field / Identification Guide
By: Sally Carson(Author), Rod Morris(Photographer)
416 pages, colour photographs
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