...nicely produced and executed...contains an abundance of high quality photographs which are of considerable use in making identifications. -- Journal of Crustacean Biology
...over 160 species of decapods. Simple keys, underwater color photographs and descriptions help guide the reader. -- Sea Grant Extension Program Newsletter
...the first ever Pacific coast color field guide for this important group of marine animals,,,accessible, easily understood format. -- American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists - Briefs
College-level audiences and researchers interested in the topic will welcome this, the first Pacific coast color field guide. Over a hundred species of crabs, shrimps and lobsters are identified, with information on their natural history included alongside clear color photos. -- Midwest Book Review
Greg Jensen has done an excellent job preparing an informative and visually pleasing book. I recommend it for anyone... -- Gordon Green, Curator of Invertebrates at the RBCM (Canada), specializing in marine and freshwater crustaceans
I strongly recommend this book for all regional naturalists and researchers interested in decapods. -- Fisheries and Oceans (Canada) The Crab Newsletter - #2
About the Author
While growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Greg Jwnsen developed an avid interest in marine biology and a particular fascination with crabs and shrimps. Since completing his doctoral dissertation on porcelain crabs, he has worked as a biologist at the University of Washington School of Fisheries and taught classes in crustacean biology and ichthyology at the University of Washington and Western Washington University. He has authored numerous articles in technical journals on various aspects of crab and shrimp biology, including such topics as reproductive cycles, larval settlement, and intertidal zonation, along with descriptions of new species. A diver since 1974, he first tried underwater photography in 1978 and now finds it difficult to enter the water without a camera in his hands.