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Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska now available through University of Alaska Press

Posted: July 27, 2012 - 12:01am

The first and only Alaska seaweed field guide is now available for purchase through the University of Alaska Press.

According to a release, this book is geared toward beachcombers, naturalists, teachers, students, scientists, coastal monitors and others in need of a quick, accurate identification of seaweeds in Alaska.

More than one hundred of the most common seaweed species in Alaska’s waters, as well as seagrasses and marine lichens, are fully described and illustrated with color photos on water-resistant paper.

One of the authors, Mandy Lindeberg, works for the National Marine Fisheries Service in the Habitat Division of the Auke Bay Laboratory in Juneau. Her research includes studies on intertidal invertebrates, seaweeds, oiled shoreline, and bioavailability.

The other author, Sandra Lindstrom is a professor of botany at the University of British Columbia. She has studied seaweeds in Alaska for more than thirty-five years.

For more information, go online to alaska.edu/uapress.

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