By Robert L. Lippson
For many years, marine scientists Robert and Alice Jane Lippson have traveled the interior Coast—the rivers, backwaters, sounds, bays, lagoons, and inlets stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Florida Keys—aboard their trawler, Odyssey . The fruits in their leisurely trips, existence alongside the interior Coast is a guidebook to the vegetation, animals, and habitats present in some of the most biologically diversified areas on this planet. This dense approach of waterways includes a big variety of salinity degrees, from clean to brackish to oceanic, and is host to natural world that experience tailored to either particular and extensive levels of ecological habitats. The Lippsons discover every one habitat, from wooded wetlands, large marshes, and sandy seashores, to the masses of piers and pilings thrusting into the waters, to the great shallow waters wealthy in populations of fish, crabs, mollusks, and myriad different marine creatures. They describe greater than 800 species which are superbly illustrated with meticulous ink drawings and pictures and arranged in accordance with habitat variety and geographic area. starting from the busy advertisement harbor at Norfolk via large expanses of marshlands of the mid-Atlantic to the tropical mangrove islands of Florida, lifestyles alongside the internal Coast bargains readers a wealthy knowing of the relationships among organisms and the place they stay. it's a precious source for naturalists, scholars, and someone who lives or holidays alongside the Atlantic internal Coast.