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Got New Year’s resolutions? The two-tentacled hydroid proves that change is possible
Beneath the waters of Puget Sound, the two-tentacled hydroid proves that it’s possible to make a completely fresh start, while still keeping a few of those old bad habits.
Put a bow on it: Elevate your gift-wrapping game with the ribbon worms
This year, when you spend more time wrapping your holiday gifts than picking them out, think about a group of critters who have taken their gift-wrapping game to the next level: the ribbon worms.
New report details ocean acidification in greater Puget Sound
Puget Sound Partnership's annual Marine Monitoring Report describes the threat of ocean acidification in the Puget Sound area.
Cleaning up: Promising pilot test destroying groundwater contamination in Spokane Valley
Kaiser Aluminum’s Trentwood facility is in the early phases of testing new technology that destroys over 90 percent of PCB contamination in water at their facility in the Spokane Valley.
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.

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