July 9, 2019
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Fishes of the Salish Sea

Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca

Fishes of the Salish Sea is the definitive guide to the identification and history of the marine and anadromous fishes of Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca. This comprehensive three-volume set, featuring striking illustrations of the Salish Sea's 260 fish species by noted illustrator Joseph Tomelleri, details the ecology and life history of each species and recounts the region's rich heritage of marine research and exploration.

Beginning with jawless hagfishes and lampreys and ending with the distinctive Ocean Sunfish, leading scientists Theodore Pietsch and James Orr present the taxa in phylogenetic order, based on classifications that reflect the most current scientific knowledge. Illustrated taxonomic keys facilitate fast and accurate species identification. These in-depth, thoroughly documented, and yet accessible volumes will prove invaluable to marine biologists and ecologists, natural resource managers, anglers, divers, students, and all who want to learn about, marvel over, and preserve the vibrant diversity of Salish Sea marine life.

Comprehensive accounts of 260 fish species
Brilliant color plates of all treated species
Illustrated taxonomic keys for easy species identification
In-depth history of Salish Sea research and exploration

About the Authors

Theodore W. Pietsch is professor emeritus in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and curator emeritus of fishes at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, both at the University of Washington. He is the author of Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea and Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution. James Wilder Orr is a fisheries biologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, and affiliate professor at the University of Washington. Joseph Tomelleri is a nationally acclaimed fish illustrator.


"I am impressed by the thoroughness of the coverage of the fish fauna of the Salish Sea, but also by the historical review, including the biographies of ichthyologists and other naturalists who worked on Puget Sound and the Georgia and Juan de Fuca Straits."—Daniel Pauly, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia

"Art and science collide magnificently in this monumental three-volume celebration of the 260 species of fishes that infuse the inland marine waters of Washington State and British Columbia, with hidden beauty, remarkable diversity and intriguing ways of living. This long-awaited work is a must-have, not just for serious scientists and devotees of exquisite natural history artistry, but for any and all who find joy in exploring the wonders of nature."—Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer in Residence, Founder, Mission Blue

"Stunning images and intriguing text. What's not to like? For surely, this is a feast for the eye and a tickle for the brain."—Milton Love, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Washington Press

9780295743745 : fishes-of-the-salish-sea-pietsch-orr-tomelleri
July 9, 2019
$150.00 USD

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Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia

Paul E. Bugas, Jr., Corbin D. Hilling, Val Kells, Michael J. Pinder, Derek A. Wheaton, and Donald J. Orth - illustrated by Val Kells and Joseph R. Tomelleri
Sep 2019 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$27.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$27.95 USD - Electronic book text

Freshwater Fishes of North America, Volume 1

edited by Melvin L. Warren Jr. and Brooks M. Burr - illustrated by Joseph R. Tomelleri
Jun 2014 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$100.00 USD - Hardback
$100.00 USD - Electronic book text

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