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The Sea Among Us wins Vancouver Aquarium Coastal Ocean Award!


Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:15am

The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia (Harbour Publishing, $39.95) has just won the Vancouver Aquarium Coastal Ocean Award for Conservation and Research Communication! The award was presented to Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane, editors, Peter A. Robson, project manager, and Howard and Mary White, President and Publisher of Harbour Publishing. It recognizes highly significant recent work and/or an entire career of important contributions in media, journalism and digital communications related to Coastal Oceans.

Beamish and Robson received the award during the 21st Annual Dinner celebrating Excellence in Aquatic Research and Conservation, held February 16 at the Vancouver Aquarium.

In The Sea Among Us, twelve expert contributors came together to present the first book that is a comprehensive study of the Strait of Georgia in all its aspects. With chapters on fish, marine mammals, geology, oceanography, birds, history of settlement and of industry, among others, it is the function of this book to inform British Columbians about the Strait of Georgia. As editor and contributor Richard Beamish says, “All authors hope that the readers will use the information to ask questions about how the Strait of Georgia is coping with change and how they can provide more of the information that is needed to maintain a healthy Strait of Georgia.”