Beneath Cold Seas: the Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest

North American Publishers: Greystone Books ( Vancouver ); University of Washington Press (Seattle)
European Publishers: Saraband (UK); Frederking & Thaler (Germany)


Lion's Mane Jellyfish with Bull Kelp



Lion's Mane Jellyfish with Blue Rockfish



Black Rockfish School



Sockeye Salmon in the Adams River



A male sockeye salmon nearing his final destination before spawning



I am completely surrounded by huge Steller sea lions



A lion's mane jellyfish with feather boa kelp



A giant dendronotid nudibranch swimming in mid-water



Hooded Nudibranchs on Kelp



Hooded Nudibranchs



Northern Kelp Crab



Moon Jellyfish



Fried Egg Jellyfish



Red-eye Medusa



Seaweeds at Low Tide



Rose Anemone



Stubby Squid



Jellyfish at the surface in Browning Pass



A swarm of cross jellyfish with surface debris



Whitesided dolphins



A harbor seal studies its own reflection in the dome port of my camera housing



The mouth of a fish-eating anemone, with surrounding tentacles



The Irish lord sculpin can change color to blend with its surroundings



Wolf eel



Irish lord sculpin with plumose anemones



China rockfish, a common bottom-dweller in Pacific Northwest coastal waters



A juvenile wolf-eel is more colorful than the adult



The opalescent nudibranch is a predatory mollusk with no shell.



Flower-like sea anemones and red soft coral carpet the floor of a kelp forest



A northern kelp crab



Crimson sea anemone



A cluster of large gooseneck barnacles at Nakwakto Rapids



Gooseneck barnacles, Nakwakto Rapids, British Columbia



Hooded nudibranchs on bull kelp



The helmet crab's exoskeleton is covered with sensitive bristles



Opalescent nudibranchs and ascidians



Giant plumose anemones with kelp greenling



Scalyhead sculpin



An adult king crab with barnacle-encrusted shell



An aggregation of dogwinkle snails laying eggs



Ochre sea stars prey upon mussels just below the surface in the intertidal zone



The grunt sculpin is a small fish that "walks" on the bottom using its pectoral fins.



There are more than fifty species of sea stars in British Columbia's coastal waters



Mosshead warbonnet



The giant Pacific octopus is the world's largest.



Orange sea pens on a sandy bottom



A fried egg jellyfish swimming at the surface



Undersea forests of bull kelp are found along the Pacific Northwest coast.



Black rockfish and old growth kelp



A Steller sea lion may weigh as much as one ton



Two Steller sea lions settling a dispute



Keeping one eye on me, a harbor seal rubs its back



A graceful crab attempting to open up a clam for dinner



Barnacles, Mussels and Anemones



Whitesided dolphins riding the bow wave of our ship



The decorated warbonnet is a secretive fish with an eel-like body



Basket stars capture drifting plankton with their branching arms



Migrating sockeye salmon in the Adams River at night



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