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The Salish Sea

Author: Audrey Delella Benedict
ISBN: 1570619859
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Fashioned by the violent volcanism of the Pacific Rim of Fire, plate tectonics, and the sculptural magic wrought by Ice Age glaciers, the Salish Sea straddles the western border between Canada and the United States and is connected to the Pacific Ocean primarily through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This wondrous watery world has its beginnings high in the landscape, where rivulets of melting snow nourish the cascading streams, rivers, and mountains that surround it. The Salish Sea is fed by the almost constant influx of freshwater from British Columbia's Fraser River and thousands of smaller rivers and streams on both sides of the border. The mixing of freshwater and salt water provides the essential building blocks for the region's extraordinary biodiversity. This fascinating visual journey through the Salish Sea combines a scientist's inquiring mind, dramatic photographs, and a lively narrative of compelling stories, all of which impart a sense of wonder for this intricate marine ecosystem and the life that it sustains.

Islands In The Salish Sea

Author: Sheila Harrington
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781894898324
Size: 47.89 MB
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Gorgeous, fascinating and unconventional, the maps in this collection show aspects of the Gulf Islands, the 'Islands in the Salish Sea', that are most beloved by the residents, from heritage orchards, fishing spots and patches of endangered wild orchids to ancient First Nations' sites and bird colonies. The community on each island decided what elements should be depicted, and local artists then created each of the magnificent and wildly different maps. This volume is a treasure-trove of cherished information that could have been lost, presented with imagination and great beauty. The Islands in the Salish Sea Community Mapping Project was coordinated by Sheila Harrington and Judi Stevenson, who live on Saltspring Island.

The Weather Of The Pacific Northwest

Author: Clifford Mass
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295998369
Size: 28.42 MB
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The Pacific Northwest experiences the most varied and fascinating weather in the United States, including world-record winter snows, the strongest non-tropical storms in the nation, and shifts from desert to rain forest in a matter of miles. Local weather features dominate the meteorological landscape, from the Puget Sound convergence zone and wind surges along the Washington Coast, to gap winds through the Columbia Gorge and the �Banana Belt� of southern Oregon. This book is the first comprehensive and authoritative guide to Northwest weather that is directed to the general reader; helpful to boaters, hikers, and skiers; and valuable to expert meteorologists. In The Weather of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington atmospheric scientist and popular radio commentator Cliff Mass unravels the intricacies of Northwest weather, from the mundane to the mystifying. By examining our legendary floods, snowstorms, and windstorms, and a wide variety of local weather features, Mass answers such interesting questions as: o Why does the Northwest have localized rain shadows? o What is the origin of the hurricane force winds that often buffet the region? o Why does the Northwest have so few thunderstorms? o What is the origin of the Pineapple Express? o Why do ferryboats sometimes seem to float above the water's surface? o Why is it so hard to predict Northwest weather? Mass brings together eyewitness accounts, historical records, and meteorological science to explain Pacific Northwest weather. He also considers possible local effects of global warming. The final chapters guide readers in interpreting the Northwest sky and in securing weather information on their own.

The Sea Among Us

Author: Gordon McFarlane
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781550176834
Size: 70.77 MB
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Dr. Douglas Bertram, Dr. John Clague, Terry Glavin, Rick Harbo, Dr. Paul Harrison, Dr. Jacquelynne King, Dr. David Mackas, Gordon McFarlane, Richard Beamish, Stewart Muir, Dr. Richard E. Thomson and Dr. Andrew Trites, contributors.

The Beachcomber S Guide To Seashore Life In The Pacific Northwest

Author: J. Duane Sept
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
Size: 26.93 MB
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More than 270 of the sponges, mollusks, crustaceans, sea stars, jellies, fishes, seaweeds and other flora and fauna you're likely to see in the Pacific Northwest are described here and each is photographed in color for identification in their natural habitat. The guide includes extra information on tidal action, differerent types of intertidal habitats, environmentally-friendly viewing techniques and the best intertidal sites in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. --From publisher's description.

Beneath Cold Seas

Author: David Hall
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 1553658701
Size: 80.70 MB
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Winner, Design and Artistic Merit category, 2012 National Outdoor Book Awards This book is a work of art from every possible angle—from the exquisite photographs, to the book's design, to its flawless printing and production process. There's no other way to describe it: David Hall has created a masterpiece. . . . A complete and moving immersion in the breathtaking underwater world of the Pacific Northwest. —National Outdoor Book Awards Breathtaking photographs and text by award-winning photographer David Hall capture the magnificent marine life of North America's West Coast. The Pacific Coast of North America features the most diverse and visually spectacular marine life of any temperate or cold-water ecosystem on the planet. From tiny, candy-striped shrimp to the giant Pacific octopus, from alabaster nudibranchs, luminous moon jellyfish, orchid sea stars, and wolf-eels to Steller sea lions, white-sided dolphins, and so much more, David Hall's stunning underwater photographs—themselves works of art—reveal both the symbiotic and the predatory relationships in this web of life. Through state-of-the-art camera equipment and lighting, he has captured our underwater world in a way that will surprise even scuba divers already familiar with it and amaze the rest of us. An introduction by Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, who has lived on the West Coast of North America almost her entire life and has studied its marine life as well as the fisheries of the high seas, describes her personal experiences with this amazing part of the world and discusses the conservation issues facing this rich yet vulnerable ecosystem. Christopher Newbert, author of the bestselling photography book Within a Rainbowed Sea, provides the foreword. Beneath Cold Seas will appeal to a wide audience, including divers and beachcombers; fishers; marine life enthusiasts and scientists; tourists, including cruise ship and ferry passengers; and anyone who appreciates beautiful photography. Although there are many excellent underwater photography books on tropical locations, this is the first to feature the marine life of the Pacific Northwest and one of the few that focuses on any cold-water location. Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

Island In The Salish Sea

Author: Sheryl McFarlane
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1459813472
Size: 51.12 MB
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This gorgeously illustrated picture book is a celebration of summer vacation and West Coast island life. Every day is different on Gran's island in the Salish Sea as granddaughter climbs big-leaf maples, eats blackberries, explores tide pools and sandstone caves and examines ancient middens and petroglyphs. She and Gran watch harbor seals sunning themselves and Gran's neighbor carving an eagle out of a piece of cedar while drinking fresh nettle tea. And on her way home, our young narrator sees a pod of orcas, breaching, tail lobbing and spy-hopping as she says goodbye to the island for another summer.

Whelks To Whales

Author: Rick M. Harbo
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781550174915
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This newly revised and expanded edition contains more than 500 of the most common marine species, fascinating local sponges, jellyfish, crabs, shrimp, barnacles, clams, snails, seals, fish, whales, marine algae and hundreds of other living things that can be observed and identified without being disturbed, conveniently colour-coded for quick reference with a glossary and full index. With comprehensive but concise information on the size, range, habitat and behaviour of each species and full-colour photographs showing marine life as it appears in the wild, this is the perfect guide for everyone, from the novice beachcomber, student or weekend naturalist to the expert biologist.

Marine Mammals Of British Columbia

Author: John Kb Ford
ISBN: 9780772667342
Size: 27.53 MB
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Marine mammals spend all or most of their lives in ocean waters. In Marine Mammals of British Columbia, John Ford distills the latest information on 31 species that live in or visit BC waters: 25 whales, dolphins and porpoises; 5 seals and sea lions; and the sea otter. He discusses their general biology, including how they feed, communicate and reproduce. Then he describes each species and summarizes information on distribution, habitat, social organization, conservation status and much more. The book includes identification keys, colour illustrations of animals and drawings of skulls. Maps show the sightings for each species in BC, and colour photographs help to identify species and show aspects of behaviour. Marine Mammals of British Columbia is volume 6 of the Royal BC Museum's The Mammals of British Columbia series. It is an indispensable field guide and reference book for naturalists, boaters and anyone interested in sea life.

Seashore Life Of The Northern Pacific Coast

Author: Eugene N. Kozloff
ISBN: 9780295960845
Size: 48.45 MB
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From Monterey Bay to northern British Columbia, zoologist Eugene Kozloff describes the common plants and animals that inhabit rocky shores, sandy beaches, and quiet bays and estuaries.