Explore the web's most complete and up-to-date habitat classifications for the shorelines of Puget Sound and the Washington coast.
Ecological effect of a nonnative seagrass spreading in the Northeast Pacific: A review of Zostera japonica
A 2014 literature review in the journal Ocean & Coastal Management suggests negative effects of nonnative eelgrass on the native species. More>
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.
Every year, winter rains bring the threat of millions of dollars in property damage, or even the loss of life, from floods. Rivers have historically been channeled and tamed to protect towns and farms in low-lying floodplains, but research shows that this approach may actually be making flooding worse while at the same time threatening Puget Sound's salmon. At Hansen Creek in the Skagit Valley, scientists say nature is the best engineer.
When can we expect to see the full impacts of climate change in Puget Sound, and what will they be? Scientists examine 'time of emergence.' Read more.
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.