Kelp greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus)
Joseph R. Tomelleri
Kelp greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus)

Coho salmon, Pacific halibut and even the dogfish shark are familiar faces to many people in the Salish Sea region. But what about the Pacific viperfish, northern flashlightfish, dwarf wrymouth or the longsnout prickleback?

A new report co-authored by Ted Pietsch at The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences documents all fish that live in the Salish Sea, a roughly 6,500-square-mile region that encompasses Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Strait of Georgia, the San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands.

In total, 253 fish species have been recorded in the Salish Sea, and that’s about 14 percent more than in the last count!

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