Fylling’s Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tide Pools

A new field guide with delightfully old-fashioned illustrations

This scientifically accurate yet utterly charming field guide to the Pacific coast intertidal zone introduces readers to a world populated by spectacular wildlife: 150-year-old giant green anemones that paralyze their prey with their petal-like tentacles; sunflower sea stars that traverse the tide pool floor on twenty-four limbs; orange-tipped, opalescent sea slugs that dabble in cannibalism; and much, much more. Small enough to fit in a back pocket during a beach hike, the guide contains concise descriptions of tide pools’ most common residents, noting each organism’s size and zonation, as well as a few of its fascinating (and sometimes grotesque) habits. Full-color illustrations reminiscent of prints by Ernst Haeckel help tide poolers with easy identification.

About the Author

Marni FyllingMarni Fylling has a B.S. in zoology from UC Davis and a graduate certificate in natural science illustration from UC Santa Cruz. A science illustrator, writer, and educator, her favorite thing to do is explore tide pools—although sketching insects and wildflowers (or just about anything else) is a close second.