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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

In a five-person submarine, scientists in Friday Harbor unravel the mysteries of the Salish Sea

Marine scientists used a five-person submersible to learn more about the sand lance, a forage fish that is a staple of the chinook salmon diet. If the sand lance go …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Concerns grow for young orca’s life as it struggles to swim with family in Salish Sea

The three-year-old orca, J50, fell behind her family and went missing for more than three days. She was spotted Monday morning with her mom.


New children’s book dives deep into the Salish Sea

A jellyfish, luminous and mysterious, floats through dark water. A gull looks like it’s trying to talk with its mouth full of a starfish. And a sea lion swims straight …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

Probe of farmed salmon collapse focuses on nets

State investigators probing the collapse of net pens at a salmon farm last summer are examining nets covered with mussels and other sea life as a cause.


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Climate change film features Salish Sea, US-Canada border

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. – Former Port Townsend, Washington, resident Ian Hinkle hopes his film “Reaching Blue” stirs discussion on climate change. “For a lot of people, discussions of climate change …


Cantwell urges spill protections after Canada pipeline OK’d

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell is urging stronger measures to protect Washington state from oil spills after Canada’s government approved a pipeline expansion project that would dramatically increase oil tankers through …


Salish Sea moniker an idea that finally holds water

The Pacific Northwest has its own sea, and soon maps made in the United States and Canada will carry the name of the newest maritime unit: the Salish Sea. The …