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Dr. Joseph K. Gaydos

Dr. Joseph Gaydos, chief scientist of the SeaDoc Society discusses the book he’s co-authored with Audrey DeLella Benedict, The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest (Sasquatch Book, 2015), with Joseph Planta.


The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest by Audrey DeLella Benedict and Joseph K. Gaydos (Saquatch Books, 2015).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

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

The Salish Sea is spectacular ecosystem that goes up and down the coast here in and around Vancouver into Washington State, and through the Gulf Islands down Vancouver Island and into the Pacific Ocean. From up here in British Columbia, to the United States, it’s fauna, forests and various species fish and other mammals are gorgeous to behold and ecologically unique. A new book celebrates what can be found in this part of the world, up and down the Strait of Georgia, down to Puget Sound, and out into the Pacific through the Juan de Fuca Strait. The book is called The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest. It celebrates the coastline, and the thousands of square kilometres of sea surface, as well in dramatic photographs, the many species that can be found here. The book’s authors Audrey DeLella Benedict and Joseph K. Gaydos narrate these photograph with a keen eye to history, the modifications to the region thanks to man and climate change, as well as how we can better protect this intricate marine ecosystem. Joe Gaydos joins me now. He is Chief Scientist for the SeaDoc Society, a marine science and conservation program focused on the Salish Sea. He’s a licensed wildlife veterinarian, with a PhD in wildlife health. The book is published by Sasquatch Books. Dr. Gaydos joined me from here in Vancouver a few days ago, while in town for events the Vancouver Aquarium and the Georgia Strait Alliance. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Dr. Joe Gaydos; Dr. Gaydos, good morning.