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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Blue Heron Slough to provide critical habitat to salmon
The Blue Heron Slough project is restoring 353 acres of Snohomish River estuary habitat, which will benefit Chinook salmon and in turn, aid recovery of southern resident orcas in Puget Sound.
Partnerships fuel removal of toxic tires from Washington’s waters
Removing waste tires from Washington's waters is a complex, long-term issue. But we can start tackling parts of the problem now. Learn about two of our grant recipients working on tire removal.
Meow we’re talking…about the catworms
June is National Adopt-a-Cat Month. But what about the benthic version of our purrrfect pals? Let me tell you a tail of the catworms...
Vamos a #PrepararnosparaelHumoJuntos Junio 13-17
Prepárese para #SmokeReadyTogether este año y ayude a prevenir incendios forestales con estos consejos.
It’s time to talk about poop on the beach
Heading to the beach soon? Check our safe swimming map and help us keep beaches safe this summer.
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.

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