This updated guide provides the latest findings about the biology and ecology of the Gulf of Mexico. It reflects the effects of recent storms and hurricanes, and includes an expanded chapter on sea turtles. Hundreds of detailed drawings introduce you to more than 300 marine creatures commonly found along the beaches and bays of this area. Easy-to-read descriptions explain the taxonomic feeding, mating, and migratory habits of these coastal residents. In addition, this guide tells you about many offshore creatures, such as oysters, shrimp, and lobsters, and the numerous animals that inhabit the subsea oil platforms.
Susan B. Rothschild, Ph.D., a resident of New Bedford, Massachusetts, has worked in the U.S. fisheries management, water quality assessment of Chesapeake Bay, and U.S. environment regulation at local levels.
Nick Fotheringham, Ph.D., has taught marine biology and invertebrate zoology at the University of Houston and the University of Texas. He is a resident of Thousand Oaks, California.