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Oceanic photos and call to action

Review of ‘The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest’

 

The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest
Audrey Benedict and Joseph Gaydos
147 pages,
softcover:$24.95.
Sasquatch Books, 2015.

 The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest pays homage to the Strait of Georgia, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. Writer-scientists Audrey Benedict and Joseph Gaydos blend education with art and persuasion, describing the Sea’s geology, ecology and history and documenting its extraordinary biodiversity. Dozens of gorgeous color photographs reveal its intricate beauty, and the book ends with a ringing call to action and a vision for protecting the region. This volume itself is a step toward that goal: All the royalties from its sale will be donated to the Puget Sound-based marine conservation center, the SeaDoc Society.