Pacifc Reef and Shore Book Launch at Nanaimo North

Date & Time:
06/01/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm


Type:
Phone: 250-933-2665
E-mail: nanaimonorth@virl.bc.ca

Join Nanaimo author Rick M. Harbo as he celebrates the release of his book, Pacific Reef and Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life, Revised Second Edition (Harbour Publishing, $12.95) at the Nanaimo North branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (6250 Hammond Bay Rd, Nanaimo) on Thursday, June 1 at 6:30pm. The book launch will include a presentation and book signing. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Readers will find a comprehensive overview of Pacific marine life, including everything from whales and seals to oysters, crabs, nudibranchs and seaweeds, in this easy-to-use pocket guide, released just in time for beach season.

Pacific Reef & Shore has been updated with new species, up-to-date scientific information and many brilliant photographs of more than 300 common plants and animals found in the intertidal zone off the coast of North America—including the abundant marine life found in the Strait of Georgia and on Vancouver Island's many beaches. Each entry includes a description summary with information on size and habitat, and a photo for species verification, giving readers an overview of local sea life without weighing them down as they explore the shore.

Rick M. Harbo, B.Sc., is one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading marine writers and photographers. Author of the bestselling Tidepool and Reef, The Edible Seashore, Guide to the Western Seashore and Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest, and the award-winning book Whelks to Whales (Harbour, 1999, 2011), Harbo is a diver and a retired senior marine biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He is currently a Research Associate at the Royal BC Museum. Harbo lives in Nanaimo, BC.

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6250 Hammond Bay Road
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