Puget Sound

Puget Sound, the nation’s second largest marine estuary, faces a number of challenges related to population growth and development, habitat loss, and pollution. We work with local and tribal governments, state and federal agencies, non-profits, and private sector partners to protect and restore the Sound.
Puget Sound, the nation’s second largest marine estuary, faces a number of challenges related to population growth and development, habitat loss, and pollution. We work with local and tribal governments, state and federal agencies, non-profits, and private sector partners to protect and restore the Sound.

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State provides new guidance for commercial marine fish net pens
New guidance available for commercial marine fish net pens in Puget Sound.
Babies of the Benthos – Crab edition
Many invertebrates allow their young to fend for themselves in the water column, and our beloved Puget Sound crabs are no exception...but they are anything but claws-off when it comes to parenting.
Cleaning up: Getting ready for more Bellingham Bay cleanup
Ecology is cleaning up Bellingham Bay one site at a time. This year you’ll see fieldwork at TWO sites!
Gathering the science
We recently installed eight river monitors to help us detect where pollution affecting Puget Sound comes from.
Thrills, spills, and frills: The pink tritonia takes us on a wild ride
What’s pink, white, and frilly all over? It's the pink tritonia: the walking (or in this case, crawling) embodiment of the excitement — and terror — of blossoming love.
World Wetlands Day
For World Wetlands Day, we are highlighting some of the efforts to help manage, value, restore, and love Washington wetlands.
Ecology focuses on salmon recovery, protecting state waters, and climate resilience in 2022 legislative session
Washington’s environment is worth protecting, preserving, and restoring. We’re hopeful for the potential to advance our environmental protection in the 2022 legislative session.
"Everyday chemicals” found at the bottom of Puget Sound
Our Marine Sediment Monitoring Team spent almost a decade sampling the muck under Puget Sound to measure chemical contaminants. Here's what they found.
Ecology seeking contacts for statewide wetland mapping inventory project
We're starting a statewide survey to inventory wetland maps and mapping efforts in Washington.
What's bugging Puget Sound benthos?
Ecology’s Marine Sediment Monitoring Team tracks the health of the sediments and invertebrates at the bottom of Puget Sound. They've been on the decline for decades – what could be contributing?

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