LINKS to other Beachcomb, Sea Glass and Coastal Science Sites
Below is a compilation of resources I refer to most often in my own research. Please feel free to email me other resources you find helpful and I’ll check them out. Also, if the book or website’s purpose is more commercially-oriented – like many sea glass sites - then it is not included in this compendia. if you are interested in those sites, Google Etsy, Ebay or the internet where you will find a plethora of sea glass products and information).
BEACH BOOKS (for the spirit)
Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Beachcombing at Miramar: The Quest for an Authentic Life, Richard Bode
The Star Thrower, Loren Eiseley
An Island to Myself, Tom Neale
A Walk on the Beach, Joan Anderson
A Beachcomber’s Odyssey: Treasures from a Collected Past, S. Deacon Ritterbush
BEACH EDUCATION and ECOLOGY
Berrill, N.J. and Jacquelyn, 1001 Questions Answered About the Seashore,
Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1957
Trefil, James S., A Scientist at the Shore, Collier Books, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1984
Ocean Globe UCLA - This site offers information, charts, and marine invertebrates lesson plans for middle and high school students.
COINS & METALS
Treasure Enterprises an excellent source on the discovery, identification, and cleaning of coins
Fossils of Calvert Cliffs , Ashby, Wallace L.; Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Md. 1979
Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States, Burns, Jasper; Johns Hopkins University press, Baltimore/London, 1991
SEA GLASS, BOTTLES & FISHING FLOATS
Source site for info on old bottles, bottle shows and fishing floats
SEA GLASS ON-LINE COMMUNITIES
SeaGlass Lovers – the oldest and largest sea glass community site http://seaglasslovers.ning.com
Offers a selection of books on fishing floats and beachcombing in the PNW:
McGraw-Hill Book Company, N.Y., 1981
Shells, Dance, S. Peter; A Dorling Kindersley Handbook, N.Y., 1992 Shells, Arthur, Alex; Eyewitness Books, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1989 Shells, Cassie, Brian; National Audubon Society First Field Guide, Scholastic, Inc., 2000 Shells, Douglass, Jackie Leatherbury, Peterson’s First Guides, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1989 Seashore, Parker, Steve, Eyewitness Books, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1989
Beach Stones, Iselin, Josie and Carruthers, Margaret W.; Harry N. Abrams, Inc. NY, 2006
This site, maintained by the Oceanside Meadows Institute for the Arts and Sciences (Prospect Harbor, Maine) features excellent introductory information about Maine’s coastal habitats and their inhabitants.
Beach-Net is geared for visitors to the Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia coasts, but this checklist for beachcombers is appropriate at any beach.
New Jersey Scuba Diver’s Marine Biology Page.
Information on NJ beaches with helpful tips on beachcombing and being at the beach with kids.
Northwest Coast, Romantic Oregon Coast
Excellent research on beachcombing techniques, treasures to find, and beaches to go to.
Virginia - Assateague Island Sand Dollars
District of Columbia
10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW 20560 (fossils, shells)
(Indian artifacts, including spear tips, arrowheads)
(sugar plantation artifacts, drift seeds, sea shells)
(Miocene fossils, manmade/summer colony artifacts)
Central Park West and 79th Street, New York City
(fossils, Native American Artifacts, shells)
(fishing floats, beach plastics, a variety of beach artifacts)
(360) 640-0320 Message him on Facebook to set up a tour
(mudlark treasures including buttons, coins, pipes, toys)
ARMCHAIR TRAVELER (video clips)
(a favorite YouTube video)
ENGLSIH SEA GLASS BEACHCOMBING:
SEASHELLS: The Luck of the HUNT (an ethical comber, too, who tosses back shells with living mollusks)
INT’L BEACHCOMBING CONFERENCE 2013