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Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest (Field Guide)


The Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest Field Guide is a brilliant and compact resource on seaweeds. Learn the local seaweed species with fantastic images and informative written descriptive details.

Rich in nutrients, used in products from cosmetics to explosives to fertilizers, and vital to our coastal marine ecosystems, seaweeds can be found on any rocky shore or beach in the Pacific Northwest. The waterproof, pocket-sized Field Guide to Seaweeds of the Pacifc Northwest is packed with full-colour photos and Information. Learn about a select variety of the most important and interesting seaweeds commonly encountered on the West Coast. Whether you want to identify seaweeds, better understand their role in the ocean, forage for food, collect for art or you’re just plain curious as you poke around the seashore, this educational guide is your ultimate source for casual phycological fun.

Spearfishing is not the only way you can utilize your Freediving skills. The hand harvesting of seaweed can be a great way to interact with our beautiful coastline.

A great resource if you love snorkelling the shallows and like to learn more about what you are viewing. This Field Guide makes a great addition to your kit.

This multi-page, laminated, folding Field Guide makes a fantastic addition to your dive kit for any occasion.

Title: A Field Guide to Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest
Authors: Dr. Bridgette Clarkston
Publisher: Harbour Publishing

Importance of Books and Field Guides for all (Especially Harvesters and Spearfishers):

Having local species knowledge of the creatures within the waters we explore and an understanding of the local environments we visit allows us a greater experience beneath the surface. Be it for freediving, snorkelling, spearfishing or scuba diving reasons, anyone can benefit from the knowledge in these books and field guides in supporting the enjoyment of your next underwater adventure.

As Freedive-Harvesters and Spearfishers it’s important to remember the importance and power that knowledge gives you. Knowing your target species. Knowing how to differentiate species. Understanding species life cycles and the relationships they have with the environments in which they live. All of these pieces of information are the base and foundation of the knowledge a true Sustainable and Ethical Harvester possesses.


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