Birds and Mammals that Depend on the Salish Sea: A Compilation

@inproceedings{Gaydos2011BirdsAM,
  title={Birds and Mammals that Depend on the Salish Sea: A Compilation},
  author={Joseph K. Gaydos and Scott F. Pearson},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract Efforts are underway to restore the Salish Sea, a 16,925 km2 inland sea shared by Washington State, USA, and British Columbia, Canada. A list of the birds and mammals that use this marine ecosystem is lacking. We compiled information from varied sources and identified 172 bird and 37 mammal species that depend on the Salish Sea marine ecosystem. Of these species, 72 bird and 29 mammal species are both highly dependent on intertidal or marine habitat as well as on marine derived food… 

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