The assemblage of animals living in sandy shores is richer than it might first appear, and it offers wonderful opportunities for ecological explanation without the need for expensive equipment. Thia book introduces the natural history of the community and provides keys that will enable readers to name the animals they find. It provides practical approaches for behavioural and ecological studies, including the survey and monitoring of populations. Local investigations of this kind form an essential basis for planning the conservation of sandy shore habitats, which are important both in their own right and as feeding grounds for birds.
Introduction Living in sand Sandy shore animals Distribution and zonation Populations, competition and predation Identification Keys I Sea anemones II Polychaetes III Cumaceans IV Mysids V Isoods VI Amphipods VII Shrimps, crabs and allies VIII Bivalves IX Prosobranch gastropods X Opisthobranchs: sea slugs XI Echinoderms