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Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas

Part odyssey, part pilgrimage, this epic personal narrative follows the author's exploration of coasts, islands, reefs, and the sea's abyssal depths. Scientist and fisherman Carl Safina takes readers on a global journey of discovery, probing for truth about the world's changing seas, deftly weaving adventure, science, and political analysis.

Important places

Astoria (12)
Newport (3)
Ogunquit (4)


York (14)
Lincoln (5)
Clatsop (17)


Oregon (944)
Maine (1,075)


Palau (21)
Hong Kong (194)
United States (64,950)

Other geographical areas

Columbia Plateau (47)
Coast Ranges (USA) (388)
West Coast (USA) (5,046)
North Pacific Ocean (5,393)
New England (5,830)