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    Default Edible marine life books ?

    Is there a good book that tells you what's edible in the oceans up here as far as plant life and other strange creatures found on the beach or brought up from the depths ? I never did pick up the book Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest does it have what's edible in this book.

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    There is a little book called, "Edible? Incredible!" by Marjorie Furlong & Virginia Pill. The last one I got was ordered from Amazon and I just checked and they are still available. Pretty inexpensive too.

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    Have a look at "Edible? Incredible!" on Amazon. It covers some of the stranger stuff like sea cucumber.

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    Thanks!!! Will have to pick one up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    Is there a good book that tells you what's edible in the oceans up here as far as plant life and other strange creatures found on the beach or brought up from the depths ? I never did pick up the book Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest does it have what's edible in this book.

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    awww...now this post makes too much sense. I was wondering what kinda book you could eat.

    I was thinking about picking this book up. http://www.amazon.com/Coastal-Fishes.../dp/0920080758

    He has another book that is out of print I use. Maybe used bookstore has it. It has other critters too. Here's the cover.

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    Thanks just bought "Edible? Incredible for $5
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    That's "incredible".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kardinal_84 View Post
    awww...now this post makes too much sense. I was wondering what kinda book you could eat.

    I was thinking about picking this book up. http://www.amazon.com/Coastal-Fishes.../dp/0920080758

    He has another book that is out of print I use. Maybe used bookstore has it. It has other critters too. Here's the cover.
    You stole my joke....

    A quick tip is if it's seaweed, it's edible. It may not taste good, and it might do interesting things to your bowels, but it's edible. All seaweed is.

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    ya might ask tlingitwarrior, he's got pictures of him and a seal/otter.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pike_palace View Post
    ya might ask tlingitwarrior, he's got pictures of him and a seal/otter.....
    Uh...yeah. There are certain things your average joe can't eat (ok, by eat I mean "kill"). Natives are often exempted from this. Not complaining, just explaining so someone doesn't go out and start whacking seals....

    There are these little low-lying green bushy things along beaches that are kind of pine smelling and go amazing chopped up on salmon....I'll see if I can find a link for them, cause they are everywhere and quite tasty.

    Ah, here we go. Beach Lovage:

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    It grows in clumps, and you just strip the leaves off. Eat them however, but they complement salmon well.

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    Well.... hopefully you folks know we have a bookstore here, too? :-))

    Common Edible Seaweeds in the Gulf of Alaska, by Dolly Garza

    Wild Edible and Poisonous Plants of Alaska, by Dr. Christine A.H.

    And here's one on traditional Alaska native means and methods regarding edible and medicinal plants:

    Plants that we Eat, by Anore Jones

    There are more in the store... and I will take a look at the ones mentioned to see if we should add them too. Any more ideas out there?

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    Yep I know about the book store that's where I bought Cruising prince William sound But you did not have the other 2 so had to go other places
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