Kim McCoy-Oceanographer/presenter

Kim McCoy, Oceanographer and Author presenting on camera for Beyond the Salish Sea
Oceanographer/author Kim McCoy

Kim McCoy is an oceanographer/author and presenter for the film Beyond the Salish. Besides being a technical expert and mentor, I consider him a friend. Kim’s book Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast is published by Patagonia. In it, he goes deep into the science of waves and beaches. “It’s a handbook for climate scientists and ocean activists, providing clear explanations and detailed resources for the constant battle to preserve the ocean and the shore” (from Waves and Beaches 3rd Edition 2020 Kim McCoy)

Additionally, Kim McCoy’s book is an excellent handbook to reference whenever considering what’s going on with our shorelines and beaches. Check it out. Additionally, here’s an interesting podcast with him on the Nori podcast. Nori is an organization on a mission to scale the carbon removal industry and reverse climate change.

Beyond the Salish Sea Trailer/Teaser

In the latest trailer/teaser for Beyond the Salish Sea, I joined Kim McCoy in Southern California at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve just North of Huntington Beach. He shared with the camera the importance of watersheds to our aquafer. Watersheds filter pollutants out of runoff from streams and rivers before they get into our oceans.

What does this have to do with The Salish Sea? It deals directly with the Salish Sea. In so much, all the rivers and tributaries draining into the Salish Sea carry runoff from roads and freeways. The Greater Seattle area has almost half a million cars, trucks, and buses. Add pesticides and other chemicals that make their way into the Salish Sea, and you can see how important the filtering properties of watersheds are to the health of waterways.

In conclusion, protecting the areas surrounding and upstream of the Salish Sea is vital to the health of all the plants and animals that live in and around its surface area of approximately 7000 square miles. Watersheds surrounding the Salish Sea are on the front lines of protecting this important and vital inland sea.

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