The mission of the SeaDoc Society is to ensure the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education. We strive to find science-based solutions for marine wildlife in the Salish Sea through a multi-species approach. SeaDoc is a program of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

our new kids book

Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids

Filled with beautiful photography and engaging stories, the book is written for 5th and 6th graders, but will inspire children of any age to explore this beautiful unique marine ecosystem.


Salish Sea Wild is our new video series, starring SeaDoc’s Joe Gaydos. Traveling from the salmon streams born in snow-capped mountains to the rich upwellings of the Pacific Ocean, our team will encounter the wildlife—the iconic orcas, giant octopus, ancient rockfish, precocious sea lions, and the bears, seabirds and other captivating creatures—that depend on this diverse environment.

Junior SeaDoctors

Junior SeaDoctors is a free club for young people to explore nature and interact with the Salish Sea. Learn more and sign up today. We'll mail you a nature guide!

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