Dive deep beneath Central California's Coastal ocean travel back in time as author and prize-winning underwater photographer Marc Shargel reveals the secret history of Central California's marine life. Through archival photos and his own stunning imagery, Shargel illustrates a little-known chronicle of human use and human impact upon the life in Monterey Bay. Yesterday’s Ocean: A History of Marine Life on California’s Central Coast, tells stories of fish from sharks to sardines, creatures from abalone to sea otters and more. Learn more.
We are now able to offer a limited number of printed copies of Yesterday’s Ocean: A History of Marine Life on California’s Central Coast to the general public. You can also read Yesterday's Ocean online in e-book form, right here.
This is our first (but hopefully not last) published work on Central California. The three volumes in the Wonders of the Sea series of coffee-table books present the marine life of the state's other three regions.
Since its first publication, Dan Gotshall's Pacific Coast Inshore Fishes has been the diver's "go to" book for fish identification. The new 5th edition describes and illustrates 214 species divers, students, tidepoolers, naturalists and anglers are likely to see. Each one is illustrated with one or more underwater photographs.
The 5th edition is availble only as an e-book. You can order it right here, now. You'll receive an e-book you can view on a Kindle, or with the addition of free software, on Mac or Windows computers and iOS devices like the iPad.