"Part field guide, part travel guide, Steelquist writes with the authoritative voice of that friend you want next to you on the trail or in the dunes--the one who knows just where to go for a weekend getaway and what to pack for the Pacific Northwest's unpredictable weather." --Portland Monthly
Millions of visitors explore the magnificent coastline of the Pacific Northwest and all that it provides--unique plant life, easy-to-find animals, and magical places. The Northwest Coastal Explorer is a fun, engaging, lushly-illustrated guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Profiles of the flora and fauna include tips on where and how to find them--like the ochre sea stars commonly discovered on exposed rocks and the olive snails found on sandy beaches--while the included getaway guide highlights the best weekend trips for each area.