[Tweeters] NCAS monthly meeting April 26 at 7 PM

Twink Coffman wilber4818 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 19:31:45 PDT 2016

Free and open to the publec at Whatcom Museum

General Membership Meeting with Joseph K. Gaydos
The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest

The Salish Sea, spanning the inland waters of Washington and British
Columbia, includes 6,535 square miles of sea surface area and 4,642 miles
of coastline, and is considered an international treasure. Joseph K Gaydos,
one of the co-authors of the new book The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific
Northwest, has been studying fish and wildlife of the Salish Sea for more
than a decade. Gaydos will take us on a spectacular tour of this ecological
jewel, its amazing birds and wildlife, and how it helps to define our
lives. 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 is a unique ecosystem home to thousands of different species of
mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and macro-invertebrates. Gaydos is
passionate about educating others about the wonders of the Salish Sea and
the need to preserve it.

The book is the first of its kind to describe the sea and spent ten weeks
on the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association bestseller list. With
breathtaking color photography, The Salish Sea takes a look at the region’s
geology, fauna and history, and ends with hope for the protection of its
future. The reader is left with a sense of wonder for this intricate marine
ecosystem and the life that it sustains. Village Books will be on site so
people can purchase the book and visitors will have the opportunity to ask
questions and have their books signed.

Joseph K. Gaydos is chief scientist for the SeaDoc Society, a marine
science and conservation program focused on the Salish Sea. He is a
licensed wildlife veterinarian and has a PhD in wildlife health.

Always on the 4th Tuesday of the month:
April 26, 7pm at the Whatcom Museum
(in the Rotunda Room of the Old City Hall building)
free & open to the public!

happy birding
wilber4818 at gmail.com
Ferndale, WA
in Whatcom County
out on the beach
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