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The Salish Sea

Author: Audrey Delella Benedict
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ISBN: 9781570619854
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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.

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ISBN: 1632170957
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Islands In The Salish Sea

Author: Sheila Harrington
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 9781894898324
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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.

Beneath Cold Seas

Author: David Hall
Publisher: Saraband
ISBN: 9781887354905
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David Hall's photographs reveal seldom-observed behaviour and predator-prey relationships in the oceans of the world.

The Beachcomber S Guide To Seashore Life In The Pacific Northwest

Author: J. Duane Sept
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
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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.

The Weather Of The Pacific Northwest

Author: Clifford Mass
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295998369
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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
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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.

Seashore Life Of The Northern Pacific Coast

Author: Eugene N. Kozloff
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ISBN: 9780295960845
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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.

Return Of The Sea Otter

Author: Todd McLeish
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1632171384
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A science journalist's journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries. These adorable, furry marine mammals--often seen floating on their backs holding hands--reveal the health of the coastal ecosystem along the Pacific Ocean. Once hunted for their prized fur during the 1700s and 1800s, these animals nearly went extinct. Only now, nearly a century after hunting ceased, are populations showing stable growth in some places. Sea otters are a keystone species in coastal areas, feeding on sea urchins, clams, crab, and other crustaceans. When they are present, kelp beds are thick and healthy, providing homes for an array of sealife. When otters disappear, sea urchins take over, and the kelp disappears along with all of the creatures that live in the beds. Now, thanks to their protected status, sea otters are making a comeback in California, Washington, and Alaska.