A Guide to Natural History
of the San Juan Islands

An Introduction to the
Ecosystems of the San Juan Islands in Washington State

For individuals and groups interested in looking deeper into the ecosystems of the San Juan Islands, the three sources listed below are an excellent beginning:

Life on Rocky Shores, by Eugene N. Kozloff

Fishes of the Northwest Straits, by Michael Kaill

Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea, by Albert Shepard

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Orca whale graphic


The Teacher's Guide to the Natural History of the San Juan Islands was developed by the San Juan
Nature Institute - P.O. Box 3110 - Friday Harbor, WA 98250 and funded through a grant from the Paul
G. Allen Charitable Foundation.

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