Living Beaches of the Gulf Coast by Blair and Dawn Witherington
Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle beckon curious beachcombers with miles of wave-swept Gulf coastline. These beaches offer more than a sandy stroll amidst stunning scenery—they are alive! As ever-changing ribbons of sand, these beaches foster unique life-forms and accept beguiling castaways from a vast marine wilderness. Mysteries abound. What is this odd creature? Why does the beach look this way? How did this strange item get here?
Living Beaches of the Gulf Coast satisfies a beachcomber's curiosity within a comprehensive yet easily browsed guide. The guide is written in a familiar style and is illustrated with distribution maps and hundreds of color photos. Accounts include beach anatomy, coastal phenomena, and shoreline animals, plants, and geology. Hundreds of seashells are depicted as well as other interesting animals, flowers, historical structures, beach sands, and beach art. The authors suggest a variety of beach scavenger hunts and recommend hints for beachcombing success.