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The marine environment is a remarkable place – unfamiliar and a source of endless fascination. The rocky shore where land meets sea, its array of life ever-changing with the tides, oﬀers us a chance to explore this mysterious world. This book reveals the astonishing diversity of wildlife on rocky shores and in the rockpools around the coast and gives readers a greater understanding of the myriad of creatures that can be found there. This guide will make your exploration even more rewarding, whether you are an individual or family visiting the seaside or a naturalist wishing to expand your knowledge of a ubiquitous habitat.
Julie Hatcher is a marine biologist working in marine conservation in Dorset.
Steve Trewhella is a diver and photographer, specialising in the photography of British marine life above and below the waves.
"[...] The target groups for guides such as this are families and curious naturalists rather than professional marine biologists. As such, it succeeds admirably and along the way suggests some interesting family activities, giving sensible advice about safety, collecting habits and even some basic ecology. This is precisely the sort of start that will produce future marine biologists and is to be recommended."
– The Biologist 66(5) October/November 2019