Richard Brusca, Joel Hedgpeth & Ed Ricketts: Marine Biologists & Naturalists, Reflections & Anthology
American Bald Eagle Breaking Through Littoral Fish Flesh Kleptoparasitized From An American Osprey On The Outer Shores Somewhere In California Wild Nature
Robert "Roy" J. van de Hoek
December 21, 2000
Richard Brusca, an influential naturalist & marine biologist in his own right, reflects upon Edward Ricketts, Joel Hedgpeth, and John Steinbeck, regarding 'tidepools' with consequent reflections back from Hedgpeth in one form or another. It is interesting to note that there is a lineage of naturalists that spins off from former naturalists, not necessarily related by the amount of education at a University, but rather by the love of the seashore,nature, and teaching natural history. In these web pages of course it must always reflect back upon California Wild Nature. These web pages were created and compiled
to guide the curious individual into the realm of "knowledge is power" & "breaking through" as guiding principles. "In the elders there is wisdom" is another phrase that could have been added, and now it is added. There is something to be said for just plain pure education, knowledge, and curiosity to know about natural landscapes from the perspective of WILD NATURE. It is hoped that these web pages will help educate us all about the inter-relationships of the land and the sea, through the eyes of gifted marine naturalists and historians of marine biology. It is simply amazing to know that Richard Brusca has been influenced not only by Edward Ricketts, but also by Joel Hedgpeth, who has been writing for over 61 years (1939-2000) on subjects such as wild nature, salmon, ecology, oceans, tidepools, dams, science, biogeography, sea spiders, John Steinbeck, and 'Doc' Ed Ricketts.