Our updated species library features checklists of species found in the Puget Sound watershed, from vertebrates and invertebrates, to plants and algae. Read thousands of descriptions from the Encyclopedia of Life and find status and trends for regional species of concern.
View selected papers and reports related to Puget Sound science. The list is generated monthly through alerts by Google Scholar, and we welcome additional suggestions.
Harbor seals are the most commonly seen marine mammals in the Salish Sea and can be found throughout the region at all times of the year. They have been intensively studied here and a new in-depth profile from Jacqlynn Zier and Joe Gaydos provides an overview of their local ecology and behavior.
As featured in Seattle Magazine.
How do we define the Puget Sound watershed? The boundaries are mapped using hydrologic unit codes (HUCs), nationally standardized divisions used by conservation agencies.