Fishes of the Salish Sea
Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca
About the Book
A comprehensive, visually stunning, scientifically accurate guide to the vast variety of fish species in the Salish Sea.
Fishes of the Salish Sea is the definitive guide to the fishes of Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca. Featuring striking illustrations of the Salish Sea’s 260 fish species by noted illustrator Joseph Tomelleri, this comprehensive three-volume set details the ecology and life history of each species, and recounts the region’s rich heritage of marine research and exploration.
Leading scientists Theodore Pietsch and James Wilder Orr present groups of fish populations based on classifications that reflect the most current scientific knowledge. Illustrated taxonomic keys facilitate fast and accurate species identification. These in-depth, yet accessible volumes will prove invaluable to marine biologists, natural resource managers, anglers, divers, students, and all who want to learn about, marvel over, and preserve the vibrant diversity of Salish Sea marine life.
—Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer in Residence; founder, Mission Blue
―Daniel Pauly, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia
—Gary Soucie, Audubon magazine