Articles by Bert Webber PhD

The Naming of the Salish Sea ~ Dr. Bert Webber

Apr 25, 2020 | submitted by Bert Webber PhD
The Salish Sea has been formally named...TWICE. Initially by First Nations and Tribal governments in 2007 and then by the US and Canada in late 2009 and early 2010.

How Canada and the US Adopted the Name the "Salish Sea" (The Queen of England gets involved...)

Aug 27, 2019 | submitted by Bert Webber PhD
The naming of the “Salish Sea” began with a proposal to call the combined waters of the Puget Sound, the Strait of Georgia and the Strait of Juan de Fuca the Salish Sea—first submitted to the Washington State Board of Geographical names in 1989.

The Heart of the Salish Sea

Feb 26, 2019 | submitted by Bert Webber PhD
Where on Earth is the Salish Sea? According to a recent report published by The SeaDoc Society, less than half of the people in Washington and British Columbia have heard of the Salish Sea, even though they live alongside it.

Salish Sea: A Tale of Two Words

Nov 20, 2019 | submitted by Bert Webber PhD
The words “Salish” and “Sea”, used together, identify a very unique geographical feature. With this article, in order to further define the naming of the Salish Sea, I will consider the individual meaning of these two words.

The Name Game: History of the Salish Sea

Sep 20, 2019 | submitted by Bert Webber PhD
Did you know that the marine ecosystem that we now call the Salish Sea was recognized, and named something else, some 200+ years ago?