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Great Bay watch: Waterkeeper shares concerns on pollution, propane

The most compelling one, Barnum said, is nitrogen discharge, either from wastewater plants or from nonpoint pollution such as runoff from fertilizers. He said nitrogen has killed most of the eelgrass in Great Bay and Little Bay. “It’s just a vital component,” Barnum said of eelgrass. “If we didn’t have the eelgrass, we’d be looking at a mud flat, pure and simple.” Read the rest here 08:23

A Washington ecologist’s wet dream: New Pacific herring populations

Crosscut.com – The Minnow, a NOAA research vessel, takes off across Elliott Bay. In less than five minutes it reaches its destination — the base of the cliffs that line Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood — and puts down anchor. audio, and article here