Alaska Sea Grant

Bibliography and Resources

Children's Books

Baldwin, Robert F., and Dyen, Don. This Is the Sea That Feeds Us. Dawn Publications, 1998.

Berkes, Marianne. Seashells by the Seashore. Dawn Publications, 2002.

Fowler, Allan. Life in a Tide Pool (Rookie Read-About Science). Children’s Press, 1997.

Helman, Andrea, and Wolfe, Art. O is for Orca: An Alphabet Book. Sasquatch Books, 2003.

Pallota, Jerry. The Ocean Alphabet Book. Charlesbridge Publishing, Watertown, MA. 1986.

Pallotta, Jerry. The Underwater Alphabet Book. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1991.

Schaefer, Lola. Sea Urchins. Heinemann, 2003.

Schaefer, Lola. Sea Anemones. Heinemann, 2003.

Schaefer, Lola. Octopuses. Capstone Press, 2000.

Schaefer, Lola. Sea Stars. Capstone Press, 2005.

Silver, Donald M. and Patricia Wynne. One Small Square: Backyard. McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Silver, Donald M. and Patricia Wynne. One Small Square: Seashore. McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Silver, Donald M. and Patricia Wynne. One Small Square: Pond. McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Silver, Donald M. and Patricia Wynne. One Small Square: Arctic Tundra. McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Print Resources

          Disappearing Lake by Debbie Miller.

Living Marine Habitats of Alaska . Full-color booklet illustrates Alaskan sea floor communities. One copy available free from Alaska Sea Grant. Additional copies, $5.00 each.

Marine Invertebrate Identification:

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. 1999. Who's Who in the Intertidal Zone? An Atlas for Peterson Bay Field Station.

Field, Carmen and Conrad. Marine Invertebrates of Southcentral Alaska. Laminated Card.

Mac’s Field Guide to Marine Invertebrates of the Northwest. Laminated Card.

Kozloff, Eugene. 2003. Seashore Life of the Northern Pacific Coast. University of Washington Press.

 Ricketts, E.F., J. Calvin, and J.W. Hedgpeth. 1985. Between Pacific Tides. Revised by D.W. Phillips. Fifth Edition. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. 652


Life on the Beach: among friends and anemones. Intertidal ecology and beach etiquette. Coproduced by CACS and Alaska Sea Grant. 2004. 20 minutes. Life on the Beach. Teacher Guide available.

The Shape of Life: The story of the animal kingdon. Eight-part series, each focused on a different marine invertebrate phylum and body plan. Produced for PBS. Available as two-CD set. Collection is searchable by phyla, behaviors, animaotions, or scientists. Lesson plans, alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards, and other resources are also available. Based on an orignal PBS series. 


Curricula and Teaching Guides

Krasny, Marianne E. 2003. Invasion Ecology: Teacher's Guide. National Science Teachers Association.

Alaska Sea Grant University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Department of Education and Early Development NOAA