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A Guide to Coastal Wildlife

The BBC Radio 4 series
Written by: BBC Radio 4
Narrated by: Brett Westwood, Phil Gates
Length: 1 hr and 7 mins

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Publisher's Summary

An entertaining guide to some of our commonest and most curious coastal wildlife.

Brett Westwood is joined by naturalist Phil Gates in this informative and entertaining guide to a variety of common coastal wildlife. Recorded in early summer along the coast of Northumberland, each programme focuses on a different habitat - rock pools, sandy beaches, sea cliffs, strandlines and mudflats adjoining saltmarshes.

The series offers helpful advice on the appearances, behaviours and sounds of some of the typical species you're likely to find around Britain's coast. Brett and Phil peel back the seaweed, clamber across rocks and sift through mud to examine the plants and animals that make these environments their homes and discuss how they've adapted to survive and thrive in some of the most hostile coastal habitats.

A Guide to Coastal Wildlife will give listeners the confidence to identify everything from sea squirts to sandhoppers and from marram grass to mud shrimps. It will appeal to the complete novice and to more experienced naturalists who want to learn more about our fascinating and diverse coastal wildlife.

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