a dock isn't just a dock, it's a habitat. In the tiny fishing
community of Panacea, the author's floating dock nurtures an abundance
of marine life. Crabs, worms, mollusks and algae make their home
there, feeding fish and other creatures higher up the food chain.
These also feed author Jack Rudloe's business, Gulf Specimen Marine
Lab, which supplies specimens to research and teaching institutions:
marine fauna from his dock, fo nearby mud flats and beaches, and
netted offshore from his little shrimp boat Penaeus.
entertaining and educational book looks at the life histories
of some of these creatures and recounts Rudloe's experiences in
collecting them, in the process examining man's relationship with
the natural world.
pages, 6" x 9", paperbound