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Gordon McFarlane

The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia (Harbour Publishing, 2014) is discussed by Gordon McFarlane, one of the book’s co-authors and contributors, with Joseph Planta.

The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia by Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane (Harbour Publishing, 2014).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Gordon McFarlane joins me now. He and Richard Beamish edited a marvellous book, The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia. It’s sold well since its release in November, and was recently shortlisted for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, which will be handed out 25 April 2015 at the BC Book Prizes. The book is a great resource about the Strait of Georgia, the 6,500 or so square kilometre body of water between Vancouver Island and mainland. It profiles its history, its landscape, the species in and around it, and looks to its future. In fact the putting together of this book is a way of ensuring its future, as a resource for teachers, students and legislators. All author royalties will be donated to the Pacific Science Foundation. I’ll ask Mr. McFarlane about what’s in this book, and the experience of putting it together. Gordon McFarlane spent thirty years as a researcher at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. He was a member and advisor to numerous international negotiating teams and participated in development and conduct of a number of international research programs. He joins me from Nanaimo today. The book is from Harbour Publishing. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Gordon McFarlane; Mr. McFarlane, good morning.