Shore Crab (Cancer pagurus)
Where: The shore crab is found all around the British Isles and throughout Europe, ranging from Norway to the north coast of Africa.
Distinctive Because: The shore crab is the most familiar crab species in Britain. It is an iconic symbol of the seaside and recalls memories of rockpooling and dangling crab lines from harbour walls. It famously scuttles sidelong amongst rocks and seaweed for cover, emerging to forage for food. Its shell is mottled green, brown and red, often with tiny barnacles and weed hitching a ride on it. The shell’s outer edge brings to mind the crimping of a pie crust.
Amazingly: The shore crab has a natural lifespan of thirty to forty years, and in exceptional circumstances can live even longer.
‘Green Crab’ (Oil, acrylic, mixed media & crab shell)
GILES WARD – SEE LIFE
Paintings inspired by life in the sea
• Beautifully Designed
• 30 Full Colour Illustrations
• Fascinating facts about 19 different species of fish and shellfish
• Laminated Softcover: 52 Pages
• Dimensions: 230mm x 230mm
• FREE Postage
In this beautifully designed book painter Giles Ward’s passion for ‘life in the sea’ dives out of the page. Featuring many of Giles’ most popular paintings in vibrant colour, he pairs his favourite fish and shellfish with fascinating facts about each of them.
As one of the country’s leading sea life painters Giles is renowned for examining the intricate details, patterns and shifting colours of his subjects. This book is not only a stunning feast for the eyes, but food for thought about the lives of many of the intriguing creatures living in the waters that surround us.