In 2005, University of Washington School of Aquatics and Fishery Science professor Thomas Quinn released his book, The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout, to fill what he saw to be a void between the highly technical and detailed scientific literature and engaging coffee table books with beautiful photos — but little scientific content. Discussing the basic behavior and ecology of these incredible fishes, his writing conveyed the importance of salmon and trout to both the people and the natural world along the Pacific Rim.
“The book was designed to be technically accurate with tables and references, but also jargon-free and approachable to all readers, with original artwork and photos. I was pleased that it appealed to a wide range of readers from scientists and students to agency staff, anglers, conservationists, and members of the general public,” says Quinn.
The updated version, contains brand new photos and information about the life cycles of these marvelous fish in freshwater and marine environments.
“I hope the second edition informs readers and inspires them to value salmon and trout and work for their conservation.”
You can purchase your copy of The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout here.