Why make a list of all the birds and mammals that depend on the Salish Sea? Joe Gaydos explains. (1:18)
Part 2: Why has this never been done before?
In Part 3, Joe talks about:
- the challenges in assembling the list,
- how it can help scientists (including SeaDoc's own Dr. Nacho Vilchis),
- how the list indicates when and how heavily different species use the ecosystem,
- how they tracked down citations for each and every species, and how fox and beaver have been shown to use the intertidal zones.
At about minute 4:30 Joe talks about how the tidal marsh beavers not only use the marine resources, but also contribute to the health of salmon populations. Pretty interesting stuff.
Click to see a picture of a beaver dam in the Skagit River delta.
Get the Checklist
We've created a printable checklist of all the bird and mammal species that depend on the Salish Sea.
You can print the checklist on two sides of a single sheet of paper and take it with you on your travels.
Read the scientific paper
Click here to go to the citation page where you can find a link to the scientific paper.
Big thanks to Jim Braswell for sharing his extraordinary images. Please visit Jim's nature photography site at http://www.showmenaturephotography.com where you can see more of his photographs and learn about his photography & photo editing workshops.
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