Puget Sound

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                                Laura Han (center) of Lynnwood and Derek Arterburn of Everett use the glow of a flashlight to look for marine life during a Moonlight Beach Adventure after dark in Edmonds in 2017.

Edmonds’ Moonlight Beach Adventure makes landfall Saturday

See underwater critters up close and watch a live video feed from the offshore depths.


Front Porch: Survey to gauge pesticide use around Puget Sound

Gauging pesticide use More than 15,000 people who live in the Puget…


Gray whale reported in Puget Sound

A number of recent gray whale sightings in Puget Sound…


Satellite tags providing new information on orcas

Biologists are gaining new information about the winter movements of endangered killer whales in the Salish Sea by tracking the daily activities of… Continue reading

Puget Sound can’t heal itself

On a nice day, looking out from Everett across Port Gardner toward the Olympic Mountains, it is excusable to think all is well. The water… Continue reading

Seattle, King County settle with feds over pollution

SEATTLE — The city of Seattle and King County have agreed to make a total of $1.46 billion in upgrades to their sewer systems to… Continue reading

Puget Sound killer whales to stay protected

Killer whales that spend their summers in Puget Sound are a distinct population group and will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act,… Continue reading

Study uncovers sediment concerns in central Puget Sound

Despite improvements in the most industrialized and populated areas of the Puget Sound, a new report issued Tuesday by the Washington Department of… Continue reading

Foundation proposes Salish Sea trail on inland waters

A new nonprofit group is making strides to establish a coastal trail along the inland marine waters of Washington and British Columbia. The Bellingham-based Salish… Continue reading

Killer whales visit Puget Sound

A group of at least five killer whales prowled Kitsap Peninsula waters on Thursday, drawing crowds as they passed a ferry, leaped out… Continue reading

Naturalist to give talk on Puget Sound book

Local artist and naturalist Tony Angell gives a presentation on his book, “Puget Sound Through an Artist’s Eye,” at 7 p.m. Friday at the NW… Continue reading

Killer whales spotted in Puget Sound near Seattle

Whale spotters say dozens of killer whales are still in Puget Sound where they have been seen by ferry passengers as well as… Continue reading

Learn the story of maritime names around Puget Sound

Ever wonder how every island, bay, point, inlet, pass, harbor, channel, strait, canal, passage, peninsula, sound and shoal around Puget Sound got its name? Well,… Continue reading

Puget Sound backup hints at grain rebound

There’s a backup of cargo ships on Puget Sound, and port officials are happy about it. Over the past couple of weeks, a… Continue reading

PUD tidal power passes first test

ADMIRALTY INLET — Tidal currents that could generate electricity for thousands of homes and businesses run stronger than expected here, pumping life into Snohomish County… Continue reading

Snohomish County PUD closer to tide power

EVERETT - Snohomish County PUD’s venture into generating electricity using underwater tidal turbines is cranking to life. Researchers who have been sifting through dusty historical… Continue reading

New agency works on Puget Sound health check

As a 25-gallon aquarium is lowered upside-down onto the bottom of an inlet in Puget Sound, Mindy Roberts watches as two other environmental… Continue reading

Five Puget Sound rockfish studied for endangered list status

Add five types of rockfish from local waters to the species being studied for possible listing as threatened or endangered. Bocaccio, yelloweye, redstripe, greenstripe and… Continue reading

Sea squirts taking over Puget Sound: Can vinegar solve the problem?

Could a salad-dressing ingredient help stewards of Puget Sound control aquatic aliens? The answer could depend on the outcome of an experiment that began in… Continue reading

Underwater tidal power one step closer

As relentless as the tides they are trying to harness, Snohomish County PUD officials are pushing ahead with their dream of growing into a world… Continue reading