HARBO, Rick M.




Author Tags: Maritime

Born in 1949, Rick M. Harbo, B.Sc., of Nanaimo, is one of the Pacific Northwest's leading marine writers and photographers. He is a diver, teacher of marine life courses and a senior marine biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. How do you tell a Manila clam from a butter clam? What's the best way to catch geoduck? When it is unsafe to eat oysters? After publishing his first seashore book in 1980, Harbo gathered 50 photos for a nifty pamphlet for beach bums who like both shells and shellfish. He was credited with a "BC 2000 Book Award" for Whelks to Whales, which was first published in 1999 and revised as a second edition by Harbour Publishing in 2011. He has also contributed images and a chapter to The Sea among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia, edited by R. Beamish and G. McFarlane.

BOOKS:

Tidepool and Reef (Hancock House, 1980)
The Edible Seashore (Hancock, 1988)
Guide to the Western Seashore (Hancock, 1988)
Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest [1997]
Whelks to Whales [1999]
A Field Guide to Seashells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest (Harbour, 2008). $7.95 978-1-55017-417-5
A Field Guide to Nudibranchs of the Pacific Northwest (Harbour 2010) $7.95
Pacific Reef and Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life (Harbour 2003; Second Edition 2017; Revised Second Edition 2017) $12.95 978-1-55017-786-2


[BCBW 2017] "Maritime" "Whales"