EXPLORE THE SALISH SEA: A NATURE GUIDE FOR KIDS
by Joseph K. Gaydos and Audrey Delella Benedict
A jellyish, luminous and mysterious, loats through dark water. A gull looks like it’s trying to talk with its mouth full of a starish. And a sea lion swims straight toward the camera, its eyes big and soulful. Explore the Salish Sea, a new nature guide for kids, is a lavishly illustrated exploration of the waters that connect Washington and British Columbia.
The Salish Sea comprises the waters of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Strait of Georgia. The book is packed with facts — from the weight of an octopus (68 kilograms) to the length of a killer whale’s teeth (3 to 4 inches), from how deep a harbour seal can dive (1,630 feet) to the life span of a geoduck (168 years).
Among other subjects, the book explores the sea’s geography, its intertidal life, its deeps, diving mammals and birds, and epic migrations of some of its animals, from salmon to gray whales to sandpipers.