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These worms are boring! ... into oyster shells, that is
Shell-boring worms make their homes in mollusc shells. These parasites are sometimes called mud blister worms, because the burrows that they create inside the shells fill with mud and detritus.
There's a new sign for a healthier Puget Sound
Free signs are available to help protect Puget Sound.
Nutrient pollution modeling shows different futures for Puget Sound
This week, we shared our latest Salish Sea modeling results, which are moving us another step forward on regional efforts to reduce nutrients.
Towards a goal of zero spills
Ongoing improvements have built on a record of zero spills from cargo vessels in Puget Sound Ports. This approach helped lead marine safety improvements across the shipping spectrum.
Another day, another (Pacific sand) dollar
If you escaped to the Washington’s coastline this summer to beat the heat, you probably walked by the remains of this month’s critter: the Pacific sand dollar.
Tackling Toxics: Helping Joint Base Lewis-McChord replace toxic receipt paper
Ecology worked closely with Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) to reduce its use of toxic receipt paper. So far, the base has reduced phenol use on base by 460 pounds per year.
The gaper clams live in the shadows of giants
Nothing says “summer” like digging for clams in Puget Sound, but finding a gaper clam often brings disappointment. Geoduck hunters, don’t despair — the humble gaper is a treasure in its own right.
Cleaning up: An update will help Everett’s Riverfront redevelopment move forward
We're taking comments on a legal agreement amendment for new safeguards at the Everett Landfill Tire Fire site, located in Everett between Interstate 5 and the Snohomish River.
Fecal Matters: 10 beaches in Puget Sound under no-contact advisory
A large number of beaches in the Puget Sound region have high levels of fecal bacteria causing the water to be unsafe for swimming.
Cleaning up: On Bellingham’s waterfront, a cleanup plan for the Chlor-Alkali Area
We're taking comments on a cleanup plan for the Chlor-Alkali Area of the Georgia-Pacific West site on the Bellingham waterfront.

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