This field guide enables quick, accurate identification of seaweeds in Alaska for beachcombers, naturalists, teachers, students, scientists and coastal monitors. More than 100 of the most common seaweed species in Alaska's waters, as well as seagrasses and marine lichens, are fully described and illustrated with color photos on water-resistant paper.
Mandy Lindeberg is a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau, Alaska. In 2006 she discovered a new genus of kelp, golden V (depicted on the cover), in the Aleutian Islands. Co-author Sandra Lindstrom is a professor at the University of British Columbia and has published many journal articles and books on algae.
With this guide, Lindeberg and Lindstrom have vividly captured the essence of the seaweeds of Alaska with stunning in situ images accompanied by user-friendly keys to make identifications. This book will be of great usefulness for anyone with a desire to know about the marine algae of the Alaska coastline, from the serious scientist and conservation-minded observer to the more casual visitor and beachcomber. The authors have used their decades of field experience to share their knowledge and appreciation of Alaska seaweeds with the public at large. --Dr. Michael Wynne, Professor Emeritus of Botany, Curator Emeritus of Algae, University of Michigan