Author Tags: Natural History
Marine naturalist Andy Lamb of Thetis Island worked as Chief Collector at the Vancouver Aquarium and as a fish culturalist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada for many years. Having also been a scuba diver for forty years, including 28 years in the company of underwater photographer Bernard P. Hanby, Lamb and Hanby combined their knowledge from 4,000 scuba dives to co-found the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society of British Columbia, a non-governmental agency to encourage the establishment of a network of 'No-Take' marine protected areas.
With more than 1,700 colour photos of some 1,400 saltwater seaweeds and animals, Lamb and Hanby's Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes (Harbour, $69.95), is the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of Pacific marine life photos ever produced. It follows Lamb's Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest and received an honourable mention from the international Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award in 2006. Lamb and wife own and operate Cedar Beach Ocean Lodge, a B&B on Thetis Island”
Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes
Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia (Harbour, 2005)
Coastal Fishes of the Pacific Northwest 2, with photographer Phil Edgell (Harbour, completely revised & updated 2010) 978-1-55017-471-7 $29.95