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.
Harbor seals are the most common pinniped species in the Salish Sea, and they have historically been blamed for declines in commercial fisheries. This paper discusses their dietary habits in two estuaries in Puget Sound. Read More >
View selected papers and reports relevant to Puget Sound science. The list is generated monthly through alerts by Google Scholar, and we welcome additional suggestions.
Scientists and policymakers often refer generally to the “Puget Sound ecosystem.” Hundreds of millions of dollars go toward its protection. Scientists and sociologists study it, and there is an assumption that we know what it is. In fact, the region has been divided into many geographic boundaries, but the watershed is often defined by a system of hydrologic unit codes (HUCs) determined by the USGS in the 1970s.
The 2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is calling for abstracts for presentations and posters. Read more.
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