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SUBMERSED PLANTS OF THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON is a comprehensive floristic compendium for those who wish to increase their botanical or ecological knowledge of Florida’s remarkable Indian River Lagoon. The book comprises a total of 234 species, richly illustrated with over 565 color photographs, 492 photomicrographs and 305 anatomical line drawings. Marine plants are among the most attractive and photogenic of estuarine inhabitants. Their variety of shapes, sizes, colors and ecological adaptations is astonishing. The species richness and biochemical/physiological diversity of marine plant life are unequaled in the biological world. This field guide provides critically needed baseline inventories to resource managers, conservationists and the broad scientific community, and serves as an educational/recreational guide for the interested public, who now have a usable means to accurately identify the organisms that form the basis of the marine food web.
Littler, D.S., Littler, M.M. & Hanisak, M.D. 2008. Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon.
OffShore Graphics, Inc. 286 pages, Hard Cover, ISBN 0-9678901-2-8
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University
5600 US 1 North, Fort Pierce, Florida 34946
Publication of this field guide was made possible from the sale of Save Our Seas specialty license plates.