Beachcomber's Companion Cards


Beachcombers of all ages, take note: there IS a way to identify the critters you've collected at the shore! And you can do it without bringing along a field guide that might get dropped in the surf!

Introducing Beachcomber's Companion, a fun twist on the traditional field guide. Waterproof and portable, Beachcomber's Companion features 50 common Atlantic coast marine invertebrates, beautifully illustrated (and scientifically accurate), and held together with a clip. Packaged in a mesh collecting bag, each set comes with a special marking pencil for the checklist card, so every critter you find on each trip to the beach can be recorded and wiped clean for next time! Cards provide common and scientific names for each organism, along with classification information, details on size, shape, and color, and where to look for it. Fun and strange facts for each organism are also included.

Currently we are able to ship to the 48 contiguous U.S. states.  Thanks for supporting ocean science.


Please note that order fulfillment is currently being delayed due to covid-19. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your support. Orders are generally shipped within a day or two of being received but may take as long as 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Exchanges and returns are gladly accepted within 30 days of purchase. The product must be in its original condition, unused and in its original packaging. Shipping charges are not refundable.

For returns please contact our the WHOI Gift Shop at 1-508-289-2663 or email and we will be happy to walk you through the return process. Please include a brief description of the reason for the return and the order number.

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