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SeaDoc Society debuts video series about the Salish Sea Jan. 9

Explore the Pacific Northwest’s most amazing ecosystem with wildlife veterinarian Joe Gaydos and Team SeaDoc in their new video series "Salish Sea Wild". The series begins this month on YouTube.

SeaDoc Society press release says, "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."

"We’ll partner with the scientists advancing our knowledge of these natural wonders and learn how we can all work to preserve our precious emerald sea. It’s going to be fun, fascinating, and oh yeah: it’s gonna be wild!"

The series will debut at a free event, "Ocean Night: Diving With Steller Sea Lions" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 9 at Sea View Theatre in Eastsound on Orcas Island.

Stellers are the world’s largest species of sea lion. Early observers called them sea lions because the males grow large, furry manes, but when we compare these top predators to land animals, we think of them as the grizzlies of the sea. Join us for a night in celebration of all things Steller, including the debut of our Salish Sea Wild series (check out our teaser video), which features Team SeaDoc diving with dozens of these magnificent creatures. Here’s a clip from our dive off Hornby Island. We’ll have Joe Gaydos, Bob Friel and others on stage to take you on this adventure.

This event is FREE and family-friendly. Concessions and bar will be open. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the video starts at 7 p.m. and will be over by 8 p.m..

Sponsors: Dean and Audrey Stupke, Jim and Kathy Youngren, Barbara Brown, Barbara Bently, West Sound Marina, The Averna Family (Deer Harbor Charters), Madrona Inn Bar & Grill, Shearwater Kayak Tours, San Juan County Marine Resources Committee.

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