Published in 2011, this is a great guide to add to any Western Atlantic fishwatcher's library and it's a must for those who dive along the East and Gulf Coasts.A Field Guide to Coastal Fishesis a comprehensive, current, and accurate identification guide to the more than 1,000 nearshore and offshore fishes that live in brackish and marine waters from Maine to Texas. Val Kells and Kent Carpenter bring decades of experience to this project. With Kells' detailed, vivid illustrations and Carpenter's deep knowledge of biology, taxonomy, and nomenclature, this book captures the stunning diversity of species along America’s eastern shores.
The guide book features more than 1,000 full-color illustrations, set side-by-side with descriptions of each fish. Details about the biology of each species is provided, as well as habitat, distribution, and size information.
Reliable and up-to-date, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes is the most complete book ever published on East and Gulf Coast fishes—perfect for boat, home, or classroom. Its beautiful design and accessible format make it an ideal guide for fishermen, divers, students, scientists, naturalists, and fish enthusiasts alike.
Check out Val Kell's other book, A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: Alaska to California here.