Tag Archives: Puget Sound

Seattle Aquarium hosts ocean acidification event

Washington’s shellfish population—clams, oysters and mussels—have been called the “canaries in the coalmine” for ocean acidification. Rising acidity in our local waters has already made it difficult for some shellfish populations to reproduce. Without urgent and immediate action, the problem more »

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The People Are Still for Puget Sound

News of the demise of People for Puget Sound is like the passing of an admired and trusted friend. Indeed, for 21 years Kathy Fletcher inspired thousands of donors, staff and volunteers to pay attention to the Sound, to restore more »

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What are sixgill sharks?

Bluntnose sixgill sharks, or Hexanchus griseus, are members of the cowshark family. Most sharks have five gill slits, but the aptly named sixgills have six. At a mature length of about 14 feet, they are one of the top ten more »

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What My Trip to Louisiana Taught Me About Wetland Loss in Washington

Last week, I spent some time in Louisiana bayou country as part of a group from the New York State Marine Educators Association (NYSMEA) to learn about coastline restoration after the BP Deep Horizon oil spill in 2010, as well more »

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Volunteers Remove 879 Pounds Of Marine Debris

On September 17, 2011 thousands of volunteers ventured out to hundreds of shorelines all over the world for the 26th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day. Here in Seattle, it was the last and coldest Saturday of the summer. And it more »

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