Useful Links and Resources





Recommended Reading

Van Emden, Helmut F (2008). Statistics for terrified biologists. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, Ltd.

Pechenik JA (2012). A short guide to writing about biology. 8th Ed. Boston: Pearson

Strunk W Jr, & White EB (1979). The elements of style. 4th Ed. New York: Macmillan

Day RA, Gastel B (2011). How to write and publish a scientific paper. 7th Ed. California: Greenwood

Carson, R (1997).The edge of the sea. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company

Weiner J (1994). The beak of the finch. New York: Random House, Inc.

Colburn T, Dumanoski D & Meyers JP (1997). Our stolen future. New York: Plume (Penguin Group)

Marguilis L & Sagan D (2002). Acquiring genomes: a theory of the origin of species. New York: Basic Books

Corson T (2004). The secret life of lobsters. New York: Harper Collins Publishers

Sept JD (2002). The beachcomber’s guide to seashore life of California. British Columbia: Harbour Publishing

Gotshall DW (2005). Guide to marine invertebrates: Alaska to Baja California. Santa Barbara: Shoreline Press

Jensen GD (1995). Pacific Coast: Crabs and Shrimps. Monterey: Sea Challengers

Morris RH, Abbot DP, Haderlie EC (1980). Intertidal invertebrates of California. Redwood City: Stanford University Press


  • Basket of blue crabs - Wpopp

  • Orange sea star - Paul Shaffner

  • Clown nudibranchs - Jon Radoff 

  • Vibrio vulnificus - CDC/James Gathany

  • All remaining photos - Sean Lema or Kristin Hardy

Photo Credits