From beach balls (sometimes sold in coastal gift shops as "whale burp"), to false brain coral, to Velella velella (a jellyfish also known as "by-the-wind sailor"), this booklet is intended to help you better understand your visits to the shore. It does not cover driftwood or most kinds of rocks, but you'll learn where to find piddocks (an edible clam) in a chunk of brittle rock, and you'll find out what a "mermaid's purse" really is.

Free download: accessible .pdf

Also visit Found at the Beach to help answer your questions about beachcombing "treasures."

Vicki Osis
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50 cents
24 pp.
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4 x 9, paper