Stellwagen Bank: A Guide To The Whales, Sea Birds, And Marine Life Of The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Publish Date: 1993-01-01
Author: Nathalie Ward
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Discover the hidden world beneath the waves. Rich with marine life, the undersea ridge known as Stellwagen Bank has been known for centuries as a prime fishing ground. Now it is also the center of the first National Marine Sanctuary established off the New England coast, encompassing 842 square miles of the Gulf of Maine. This spectacular book is the only field guide to the Sanctuary - a vivid picture of wonders rarely seen. Stellwagen Bank's comprehensive text and more than 200 photos and illustrations reveal the diverse life of these waters: the surprising agility of a 30-ton humpback whale leaping clear of the waves; the crystalline beauty of microscopic diatoms: the sea birds that effortlessly thread the interface between sea and sky. Drawing together the work of whale researchers, marine biologists, oceanographers, and expert photographers, Stellwagen Bank is the authoritative guide to a natural treasure of the North Atlantic.