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Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay

Edward O. Murdy, John A. Musick, Valerie A. Kells (Illustrator)


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The ideal guide for identifying the more than 200 fish species that inhabit the Chesapeake.

Winner of the Design and Effectiveness Award of the Washington Publishers

The only comprehensive field guide to the Chesapeake's fishes, this book is an indispensable resource for both anglers and students of the Bay. Vivid illustrations by Val Kells complement the expertise of researchers Edward O. Murdy and John A. Musick. They describe fishes that inhabit waters ranging from low-salinity estuaries to the point where the Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Key features of this field guide include
- full-color illustrations of more than 200 species
- text that is presented adjacent to illustrations for easy reference
- detailed descriptions of physical characteristics, range, occurrence in the Bay, reproduction, diet, and statistics from fisheries research
- spot illustrations that highlight critical features of certain fish
- illustrations of juveniles when they look different from adults
- appendices that include identification keys

Formatted as a compact field guide for students, scientists, researchers, and fishermen, Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay should be a standard passenger on any boat that plies the Chesapeake's waters.

Johns Hopkins University Press, 9781421407685, 360pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2013

About the Author

Edward O. Murdy is the director of the National Science Foundation office in Tokyo, Japan. John A. Musick is the Marshall Acuff Professor Emeritus in Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. Val Kells is a marine science illustrator who has contributed to a long list of publications, including A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes, also published by Johns Hopkins.