Salish Sea

  February 2019

Can We Fix Puget Sound’s Beaches?

Editor’s Note: This series was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. Recap of Part 1 If building a new bulkhead has undesirable effects on the Puget Sound ecosystem, then removing old bulkheads should help with the recovery effort, experts say. … Continue reading

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  January 2019

Marine Survival New Clues Emerging in Salmon Deaths

Part 4 Editor’s Note: This series was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. An intensive research program in the United States and Canada is studying why so few salmon in the Salish Sea are returning home to spawn. … Continue reading

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  January 2019

Can We Fix Puget Sound’s Beaches?

Part 1 New numbers show progress in the state’s efforts to remove shoreline armoring, but they don’t tell the whole story. For the second year in a row, more shoreline armoring — such as rock and concrete bulkheads — has … Continue reading

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  August 2017

Threats to Eelgrass and Solutions to Preserve and Restore

Part 2 Editor’s Note: Part 1 appeared on the front page of the Whatcom Watch June 2017 issue. In Part 1, (1) I made the case that eelgrass (Zostera marina) and other sea grasses are critical to local estuaries and … Continue reading

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  June 2017

Canadian Pipeline Poses Major Threat to Salish Sea

This article appeared in Crosscut.com on November 18, 2016. It is reprinted with permission. There is a dichotomy that defines the Salish Sea, the network of waterways that includes Puget Sound, the San Juan region, and  southwestern British Columbia. These … Continue reading

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