A healthy Puget Sound is critical to the recovery of orca, salmon, and other marine life. Our marine waters are suffering from excess carbon and nutrient pollution from human sources. Oxygen levels in many parts of Puget Sound, and the rest of the Salish Sea, are below levels needed for fish and other marine life to thrive. These waters are becoming more acidic and affecting the food web, and putting commercial fisheries at risk.
We are using the best available science and research to collaborate with local and tribal governments, other state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and private sector partners to address ocean acidification.