Tag: Puget Sound

An Ambitious New Alliance Works to Identify What’s Happening to Our Crucial Kelp Forests in Order to Protect — and, Hopefully, Restore — Them

October 31, 2021 By Sandi Doughton The Seattle Times
That seed of an idea more than a decade ago helped inspire an ambitious new initiative to figure out why kelp is vanishing throughout much of Puget Sound, and to reverse the trend. Bringing together tribes, citizen scientists, environmental agencies, university researchers and advocates, it is the type of collaboration that’s often sought but rarely achieved

Gray Whales Learn Daring Feeding Strategy in Puget Sound: Digging for Ghost Shrimp at High Tide

February 16, 2021 By Lynda V. Mapes The Seattle Times
Every spring, a small group of about a dozen gray whales pauses along an epic migration from calving lagoons in Baja California to their feeding grounds in the Arctic. They travel more than 170 miles off their coastal migration route, to stop off in northern Puget Sound. There, they linger from about March through May.

Orca Tahlequah is a mother again

September 5, 2020 By Lynda V. Mapes The Seattle Times
Mother orca Tahlequah has had her baby. The endangered southern resident killer whale, J35, touched hearts in the Pacific Northwest and around the world in August 2018 when she lost a calf that lived only a half-hour. She carried the calf for 17 days and 1,000 miles, refusing to let the calf go.