Edward Flanders Ricketts and the Marine Ecology of the Inner Coast of British Columbia

As mentioned on my home page, in 1962-1963 I sailed on the Western Flyer, the iconic vessel chartered by pioneering marine ecologist Ed Ricketts and Nobel-prize winning author John Steinbeck for their 1940 expedition to the Sea of Cortez. Since discovering that I may have slept in the same bunk as Ed, I have been intrigued by the Ricketts’ legend. Encouraged by historian Michael Hemp, I wrote a short paper on Ed Ricketts’ 1930s explorations on the inner coast of British Columbia and mapped the places he visited.

Download the file “Edward Flanders Ricketts and the Marine Ecology of the Inner Coast of British Columbia” – Archives of Natural History (in press)