NW Marine Life

Salish Sea

The Wide Sea Serving Many

Salish Sea is a wide sea that includes a vast area of water. The water cuts across everything between Vancouver islands and the Olympic. The sea also includes Juan De Fuca and the Strait of Georgia. The sea is an estuary, as many small rivers flow into it from different places.

This is one sea that serves a whole body of water for many waters. There are various cities near to the sea and they include Olympia, Everett, Tacoma, Victoria, Bellingham, Washington, British Columbia, among others. The sea encompasses some of the most remarkable things to find in a sea, and it is reputable for its volume and the wide expanse it has.

Various Animal Species

The sea contains various species of animals, including some of the animals that are rare to find. This makes it the most sought-after sea. There are over 37 species of mammals, nearly 200 species of birds, and over 3000 invertebrates species. This is one of the areas to look out for in Australia. If you’re considering marine life in Australia, you’ll want to examine the species in this sea, as they’re so many.

Located on a land area of 3660 metres, this is one of the biggest seas across Australia. This makes it a focal point in the discussion of marine life. Also, since it houses some of the biggest species across the world, it cannot be left out of the conversation.

Challenges

The Salish Sea has been at the epicentre of marine life. However, over the years, some of the species have become endangered. This is due to some human activities that continue to pose a threat to marine life. Ocean acidification is another problem that has been threatening marine life.

As such, it is crucial to foster some efforts in response to the threats being faced by the Salish Sea. This problem has also been compounded by inadequate decision making in the region. The sea cuts across different nations in a region.

Therefore, the decision making over the sea involves regional decision making. But this has been slowed down due to backlogs and slow processes. Such a slow process doesn’t pay both the sea and the species. It doesn’t pay the ecosystem as well.

The years between 2008 and 2013 represented one where several species were listed as being threatened in the sea. The number of threatened species doubled from 64 to over 120. These are clear indications of the need for adequate and sustainable marine policies to protect marine life. As such, the time to ensure that the sea and its species are in good condition is now.

Since the sea serves several nations, there is a need to speed up the decision making process about the sea. The challenges facing the sea should be addressed such that the sea can be in good condition to continue serving the nations. Healthy ecosystems are crucial to healthy living. This is especially so with a sea like the Salish sea which represents a wide area and houses so many species including mammals and birds.