Salmon-rich Bristol Bay is a cornerstone of Washington's seafood industry. But many say a mine 20 years in the making could threaten all of it.
It is time we consider a new dedicated, reliable, equitable and adequate funding source for salmon and killer whale recovery.
The copper-based paint repels barnacles — but it could add up to a larger environmental cost.
As the killer whale population continues to suffer, we should declare their names with pride. Names are an invitation to care.
A nationwide study claims coastal states would need to invest more than $400B. Locals applaud the effort, but say the math and the method aren’t quite right.
Our waters contain many unknowns. These Washington researchers have made sure that the identities — and vivid colors — of the fish that live beneath the surface aren't among them.
Despite the Trump administration’s attacks on science, collaborators continue their studies.
Two decades ago, Washington made it illegal to harvest the giant sea snail. Earlier this month, the state added it to the endangered species list.
New aerial drone photography shows ailing Southern Resident Killer Whale J17 in dire straits.
Eighteen gray whales have stranded themselves along Washington's shorelines in 2019, and experts are looking for answers.
Marco Hatch, a Coastal Salish scholar, talks about the importance of bringing indigenous knowledge to Western research — and what science loses when we don't.
On the Nisqually River, middle school students are studying a changing ecosystem and advising the grown-ups with power to address it.
A computer model predicting underwater weather gives Pacific Northwest fisheries a tool to fight an invisible marine villain.
After his grandfather survived the Great Depression by hunting for razor clams, biologist Dan Ayres is making sure future generations get to hunt for the PNW's favorite shellfish.
Some of 2018's biggest environmental challenges hide hints of hope for 2019 and beyond.
Orca Task Force members are cautiously optimistic about Inslee's budget helping the Southern Residents.