Presentation Title

Fishes of the Salish Sea: Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan De Fuca

Session Title

Session S-09E: Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Species: Threats and Conservation

Conference Track

Species and Food Webs

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2014 : Seattle, Wash.)

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Presenter/Author Information

Ted PietschFollow

Start Date

1-5-2014 5:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 6:30 PM

Abstract

A synthesis of information on the fishes that inhabit the Salish Sea is in preparation. Illustrated in color by Joseph R. Tomelleri, the book will constitute the first comprehensive overview of the diversity, natural history, ecology, and distribution of the fishes found in the inland marine and brackish waters of Washington State and British Columbia. In addition to an introduction and historical perspective, chapters will include a summary of the geology, oceanography, and biogeography of the Pacific Northwest; anatomical considerations, keys to families and genera, and taxonomic accounts of 253 species in 78 families and 31 orders. The final result will be a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide that can be used effectively by all, whether student, professional scientist, sport fisher, or curious amateur. The book will also serve as an introduction to the semi-popular and scientific literature of the ichthyofauna of the region, and thus provide a "place to start" for further inquiry into the biology of Salish Sea fishes, all of whose ranges extend beyond our regional waters into the Eastern North Pacific Ocean.

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Fishes of the Salish Sea: Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan De Fuca

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A synthesis of information on the fishes that inhabit the Salish Sea is in preparation. Illustrated in color by Joseph R. Tomelleri, the book will constitute the first comprehensive overview of the diversity, natural history, ecology, and distribution of the fishes found in the inland marine and brackish waters of Washington State and British Columbia. In addition to an introduction and historical perspective, chapters will include a summary of the geology, oceanography, and biogeography of the Pacific Northwest; anatomical considerations, keys to families and genera, and taxonomic accounts of 253 species in 78 families and 31 orders. The final result will be a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide that can be used effectively by all, whether student, professional scientist, sport fisher, or curious amateur. The book will also serve as an introduction to the semi-popular and scientific literature of the ichthyofauna of the region, and thus provide a "place to start" for further inquiry into the biology of Salish Sea fishes, all of whose ranges extend beyond our regional waters into the Eastern North Pacific Ocean.