Fishes of the Salish Sea – Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca

Theodore Pietsch, James Wilder Orr


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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.

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July 2019, HC, 1032 pages

3 Volume Set with Cover

ISBN 9781772032932

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Theodore W. Pietsch is professor emeritus in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and curator emeritus of fishes at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, both at the University of Washington. He is the author of Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea and Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution.

James Wilder Orr is a fisheries biologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Joseph Tomelleri is an internationally acclaimed fish illustrator whose work has appeared in more than one thousand publications. His illustrations are rendered from actual fish, the majority of which he has collected in the field, to ensure scientific accuracy.

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Dimensions 10 × 9.5 in

Paperback, Hardcover


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