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See the good, the best, and the "poopy" marine swimming beaches in our BEACH Program 2018 Annual Report.
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.
Dove snails don’t look much like their avian namesake – except for the teardrop shape of their shells.
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.
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.
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