A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore by Kenneth L. Gosner

By Kenneth L. Gosner

Более a thousand иллюстраций, сгруппированных по визуальному сходству, демонстрируют виды морских растений и животных атлантического побережья Северной Америки от залива Фанди до мыса Гаттерас. Путеводитель содержит советы, как находить различные виды, используя информацию по географическому распространению, местообитанию, сезону активности и климату.
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H AB ITAT S Southern England’s downlands reflect a heritage of land clearance, feral grazing, and farming. COWSLIP M any downs were once ancient beech forests that were felled for timber from Stone Age times, and later to create grazing land for horses, cattle, and especially sheep. Remnant beech copses or “hangers” remain on the slopes, or have been replanted, where they are often mixed with yew and ash. The introduction of rabbits from continental Europe for meat, from about the 12th century, brought another, now common herbivore to this mildly undulating countryside.

See page 119. See page 179. MUD F LATS A ND E STUA RI E S 3 Sea Aster These asters thrive on the salt marshes found at the upper reaches of estuaries, as well as on coastal cliffs. See page 413. 5 Algae Green algae find the shifting mud a difficult home, but can form temporary colonies in depressions or on embedded stones. See page 443. 6 Freshwater Shrimp 6 Bar-tailed Godwit Norfolk’s lengthy coastline has dozens of expansive miles of sand, silt, and mud which are home to numerous waders. The largest UK resident species is the Curlew (see page 133).

6 Redshank Nicknamed the “sentinel”, the Redshank is often first to spot danger and let out its piping alert call. See page 345. F ew habitats may look as unpromising as the coastal features known as mudflats, which can include sandbanks and shingle spits – strips of shingle that grow out from the coast where the coastline abruptly changes direction. Such features are often found where a slow-moving river widens into its estuary and meets the sea. Freiston Shore, Lincolnshire, is on the Wash – Britain’s most important site for wintering birds.

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