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Dr. Bob Shipp's Guide To Fishes Of The Gulf Of Mexico

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  The latest autographed full-color version, now only $26.95!

A fish is a fish is a … fabulous book of scientific facts about fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Seasoned with a pinch of wit and a taste of everything from the mundane to the extraordinary, Dr. Bob Shipp’s Guide to Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico is written to satisfy the amateur enthusiast and the sophisticated savant alike.

This book is scientifically accurate, but popularly oriented and written in an easily understood language. Bob blends anecdotes with authenticity, modern underwater photography with illustrations from the archives of the Smithsonian Institute, and interesting ichthyological trivia with a few choice methods for preparing fish fillets.  Separation of the fable from the fact is a trademark of this guide. Accurate knowledge turns out to be more fascinating than any fictional fantasy when it comes to fishes, and this guide is brimming with things about fishes that are fun to know — and even more fun to look for when hitting the surf or snapper banks.

This is the only popular volume by a marine scientist to date which is devoted to the fishes of the entire Gulf of Mexico. While meticulously accurate, the language and style are appropriate and enjoyable for young teenagers through adults.  There is information on distribution and life history as well as interesting comments, trivia, and anecdotes on the 300 or so most frequently encountered fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Being from a culinary family, there are several delicious but unusual recipes included.




guide_southatlanticcoastFishing Regulations for the South Atlantic Coast - $8.00

Fishes of Florida’s Atlantic Coast 57 species commonly found inshore and near shore from the FL/Georgia border south to Key West, FL




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guide_gulfofmexicoFishing Regulations for the Gulf of Mexico (Saltwater) - $8.00

Compact guide folds out to become a waterproof yardstick with which to measure your catch. Perfect for boat or tackle box.




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guide_outerbanknorthcarolinaFishes of the Outer Banks of North Carolina - $8.00

48 species commonly found inshore and nearshore




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guide_floridasouthatlanticFishes of Florida's South Atlantic Coast - $8.00

61 species commonly found inshore and nearshore from the FL/Georgia border north to Cape Hatteras, NC


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guide_floridaatlanticFishes of Florida's Atlantic Coast - $8.00

57 species commonly found inshore and nearshore from the FL/Georgia border south to Key West, FL


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guide_floridakeysFishes of the Florida Keys - $8.00

54 species commonly found inshore, nearshore, and offshore, with descriptions by local experts


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guide_sanibelSanibel & Captiva Fishes - $8.00

36 species commonly found inshore and nearshore around Sanibel and Captiva Islands in SW Florida


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 guide_floridagulfFishes of Florida's Gulf Coast - $8.00

56 species commonly found inshore and nearshore from Panama City, FL south to Everglades City, FL


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 guide_northernwesternFishes of the Northern and Western Gulf Coast - $8.00

52 species commonly found inshore and nearshore from Panama City, FL west and south to the Texas/Mexico border


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