Born in 1949, Rick M. Harbo, B.Sc., of Nanaimo, is one of the Pacific Northwest's leading marine writers and photographers. He is a diver, teacher of marine life courses and a senior marine biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. How do you tell a Manila clam from a butter clam? What's the best way to catch geoduck? When it is unsafe to eat oysters? After publishing his first seashore book in 1980, Harbo gathered 50 photos for a nifty pamphlet for beach bums who like both shells and shellfish. He was credited with a "BC 2000 Book Award" for Whelks to Whales, which was first published in 1999 and revised as a second edition by Harbour Publishing in 2011. He has also contributed images and a chapter to The Sea among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia, edited by R. Beamish and G. McFarlane.


Tidepool and Reef (Hancock House, 1980)
The Edible Seashore (Hancock, 1988)
Guide to the Western Seashore (Hancock, 1988)
Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest [1997]
Whelks to Whales [1999]
A Field Guide to Seashells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest (Harbour, 2008). $7.95 978-1-55017-417-5
A Field Guide to Nudibranchs of the Pacific Northwest (Harbour 2010) $7.95
Pacific Reef and Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine Life (Harbour 2003; Second Edition 2017; Revised Second Edition 2017) $12.95 978-1-55017-786-2

[BCBW 2017] "Maritime" "Whales"