The types of plants and animals that live on seashores in temperate regions are similar around the globe, but many of the individual species in south-eastern Australia are found only in this region.
Field Guide to the Seashores of South-Eastern Australia features colour photographs, descriptions and ecological notes for around 240 species of the more common plants and animals found on rocky, sandy and muddy shores along the coastline from Port Lincoln, South Australia, to the Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, and Tasmania.
This guide will allow beachgoers to learn interesting details about the plants and animals they come across, while also having sufficient scientific detail for natural history enthusiasts and biology students to develop their understanding of these shore ecosystems.
Preface and acknowledgements
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Animals of rocky shores
Animals of sandy and muddy shores
All washed up: natural marine debris
Index of common names
Index of scientific names
Dr Christine Porter has a PhD in environmental management from Deakin University. She currently lives in Northcote, Victoria. Dr Ty G. Matthews is a senior lecturer based at the Deakin University Queenscliff Marine Science Centre in Victoria. Dr Alecia Bellgrove is a Deakin University academic and leads the DeakinSeaweed Research Group at Warrnambool campus in Victoria. Dr Geoff Wescott is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Deakin University, and currently lives in Geelong, Victoria.