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Women in Science: Brandee Era-Miller

Brandee Era-Miller has been a natural resource scientist here for almost 19 years. Brandee studies chemicals like pesticides, metals, and flame retardants to detect their sources.

Puget Sound Nutrient Watch: What we're learning from other states

We invited experts from Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay, and the San Francisco Bay to speak to the Puget Sound Nutrient Forum and share their work on reducing nutrients in estuaries

Women in Science: Laura Hermanson

Laura Hermanson is a scientist with the BEACH Program. She keeps beachgoers safe by sampling high-use beaches for fecal bacteria and warning people when it isn’t safe to recreate in the water.

My heart will go on: the humble heart cockle lives long and prospers
The heart cockle is a bivalve named for its heart-shaped profile. They are the largest cockles on the west coast, reaching almost 6 inches in length.
Understanding the environmental impacts of more water over the dam

We're considering allowing more water to spill over dams to help salmon migrate.

The dove snails bring peace and good shell to all
Dove snails don't look much like their avian namesake – except for the teardrop shape of their shells.
New Online Map: Dirt Alert

This month we launched our new Dirt Alert Map. This online map focuses on the Tacoma Smelter Plume and  covers other areas in the state where arsenic- and lead-related soil contamination may exist.

Monitoring is essential to Puget Sound

We recently adapted our sediment monitoring program to collect data that will help better understand the effects of climate change and of nutrient pollution flowing into the Sound.

Bad to the bone: The skeleton shrimps are drop-dead cool
If you can put aside their alien appearance, skeleton shrimp are fascinating creatures.
Think pink: bloodworms rule the beaches of South Sound
Bloodworms are a type of polychaete, or marine segmented worm, in the family Glyceridae.

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