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May the ‘stache be with you – celebrate Movember with the shovelhead worm
This month, let’s pay homage to the most fan-stache-tic of facial adornments (and be mindful of Movember’s mission) with Puget Sound’s mustachioed mud-dweller: the shovelhead worm.
PFAS Sampling in Lake Washington
Scientists from our Toxic Studies Unit recently completed the first round of sampling as part of a new PFAS study in Lake Washington and its tributaries.
Beware of cute little monsters: The jelly-dwelling anemone has a spooky secret
Step aside, Alien. Puget Sound has its very own version of this famous parasitic predator, but without the terrifying claws or fangs.
History of Manchester Environmental Laboratory
In celebration of Ecology's 50th Anniversary, we take a look at the history of Manchester Environmental Laboratory.
Snuggle up! The common slipper snail gets close for comfort
The first days of fall are here, and nothing makes me want to pile on the cozy layers like the arrival of the rainy season. This month’s critter embodies the fashion motto of 2020: comfort is IN.
Smoky siege
A look back at the record-breaking wildfire smoke that hit Washington in September 2020.
Bi-state partnership boosts understanding of Walla Walla River basin
Ecology is working with Oregon Water Resources and USGS on a comprehensive study of groundwater in the Walla Walla River Basin. This solid science will help inform future policy in the region.
Our 5 most popular science reports
Our scientists publish about 100 scientific documents every year. The five most popular range from studies using the Salish Sea Model to instructions for gaining lab accreditation.
Life’s a beach for the false sandcastle worm
With its beachy name and sandy dwelling, the false sandcastle worm is the quintessential beach bum.
What a difference a year makes
“All in all, water conditions are looking pretty good around the state,” said Jeff Marti, Ecology’s water resources planner

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