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Ninth baby orca confirmed in Puget Sound

SEATTLE — Whale researchers say they’ve documented another baby orca born in Puget Sound.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said on Facebook Tuesday their researchers documented the new calf Monday.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Northwest


What lies beneath

With new tech, scientists probe Puget Sound

Date: 01/17/2016 | Local News


Navy wants to expand park training sites in Puget Sound area

BREMERTON — The Navy is looking to expand its use of parks and other public lands in the Puget Sound region to allow for more SEAL team training opportunities.

Date: 01/13/2016 | Northwest


PUD officially pulls the plug on tidal-energy project

EVERETT — Snohomish County Public Utility District is closing the book on its mulitmillion-dollar experiment to draw electricity from ocean tides.The

Date: 01/07/2016 | Local News


Another baby: 8th endangered orca spotted in Puget Sound

SEATTLE — Whale researchers are celebrating the birth of another baby orca in Puget Sound, the first time in decades the population has experienced such a boom.

Date: 12/17/2015 | Local News


Colorful compilation

Discover the beautiful diversity of the Salish Sea

Date: 12/06/2015 | Explore NW


UW study: Boaters can help orcas by slowing down

BREMERTON — A new University of Washington study of underwater noise finds that killer whales are bothered more by a fast boat than a large one or by a number of them in close proximity.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Northwest


Orcas expected to venture into south Puget Sound

SEATTLE — Puget Sound orca pods with six babies are expected to venture south into Puget Sound for the fall and early winter.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Northwest


‘One-day university’ explains the Sound around us

MUKILTEO — The Puget Sound rewards us with bustling ports and a plethora of marine life, swimming beaches and beautiful views.Tremendous population growth has degraded the area’s natural wonders over the past century and a half. Experts are only starting to understand how.

Date: 10/22/2015 | Local News


Bivalve barometers

Penn Cove mussels to be used to track pollutants in Puget Sound

Date: 10/21/2015 | Local News


Large crowds expected at Grays Harbor oil terminal hearing

ABERDEEN — State officials said large crowds are expected Thursday at a public hearing on two oil terminals proposed at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam.

Date: 10/08/2015 | Business Wire


Drone captures photos of endangered baby orca, mom

Federal scientists using a drone have captured photographs of a baby Puget Sound orca swimming alongside its mother in the waters of British Columbia.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Northwest


Another baby

Newborn orca, spotted with L-Pod, is fifth in less than a year

Date: 09/08/2015 | Explore NW


Fin whale makes appearance in north Puget Sound

SEATTLE — For the first time in many years, the second largest animal in the world— the fin whale— was spotted near Minor Island in north Puget Sound.KING-TV reported that whale watchers saw the animal on Thursday.

Date: 09/06/2015 | Northwest


The fault in our sea stars

Volunteers conduct survey to monitor disease

Date: 08/24/2015 | Local News


Volunteers survey sea stars to monitor devastating disease

CAMANO ISLAND — Michael Kyte and his team were more than an hour into their search when they spotted their first dying sea star.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News


Group removes 550 derelict fishing nets from Puget Sound

EVERETT — Knowing the deadly consequences abandoned fishing nets pose for marine life, a nonprofit has worked to remove 550 from Puget Sound this year alone.That brings to 5,600 the number of derelict nets the

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News


Warm blob of ocean water, drought warming Puget Sound water

SEATTLE — Scientists say they’re seeing unusual warm conditions in Puget Sound this summer because of the drought and a large mass of warm ocean water.County, state and federal scientists say they’re concerned about the consequences for Puget Sound marine life.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Northwest


Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies, in Washington waters

SEATTLE — The annual July tally of endangered orcas is complete, and researchers have counted 81 whales, including four babies born since last winter.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest


Leaping for joy

Photographers capture images of exuberant baby orca (gallery)

Date: 07/20/2015 | Explore NW


Snohomish County marine group hosts crab photo contest

EVERETT — Recreational crabbers can participate in a photo contest this summer to win prizes, such as crabbing equipment or a restaurant gift certificate.This year’s crabbing season opens Thursday.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Local News


Conservation groups seek increased shoreline protections

SEATTLE — Three conservation groups on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change how it regulates seawalls, bulkheads or other barriers to increase habitat protections along Puget Sound shorelines.

Date: 06/24/2015 | Northwest


State to release Puget Sound steelhead in lakes, not rivers

SEATTLE — Thousands of hatchery-raised steelhead trout will be released into Washington lakes rather than Puget Sound rivers this year, after federal biologists said they want to do a fuller review to ensure that hatchery fish don’t harm federally threatened wild steelhead.

Date: 05/30/2015 | Northwest


Protesters greet Shell ship

Noble Discoverer moors in Everett before journey to Arctic

Date: 05/12/2015 | Local News


Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

LOPEZ PASS, Wash. — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn’t surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.

Date: 05/04/2015 | Local News


Unknown sea

Get a glimpse of Salish Sea at book release, film showing

Date: 04/12/2015 | Life


Captain hopes to bring historic boat back to Whidbey

Mark Saia has a passion for sailing and maritime history.

Date: 03/04/2015 | Explore NW


Groups sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet

SEATTLE — Several environmental groups Monday sued the Port of Seattle to prevent Royal Dutch Shell PLC from using Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet.The Port of Seattle in early February signed a two-year lease with Foss Maritime Co.,...

Date: 03/02/2015 | Business Wire


Proposal wants big study for Puget Sound’s little fish

BREMERTON — Puget Sound’s little fish — the kind that school together near the shore — don’t have the celebrity status of salmon or orcas. But as the populations of herring, smelt and other forage fish dwindle, so too may the sound’s more iconic species.

Date: 02/15/2015 | Northwest


Labor secretary to join port labor talks

SAN FRANCISCO — With the West Coast dock strike reaching a critical point, the White House announced on Saturday that Labor Secretary Thomas Perez would start talks with the two sides.

Date: 02/14/2015 | Nation & World




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