From the monthly archives:

September 2009

Nuke detectors checking small vessels on Puget Sound

by Deborah Bach on September 28, 2009

Imagine a boat pulling up to the Seattle waterfront and lighting off a radioactive “dirty bomb” – or worse, an actual nuclear weapon.
That’s the nightmare scenario behind a new effort to scan small boats, including recreational vessels, for radioactive and nuclear materials that could be used in terrorist attacks. 
Puget Sound is at the forefront of a federal [...]

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Art Shotwell has the story in Anacortes Now: Representatives of NOAA Fisheries Service got an earful from dozens of sport fishermen and whale watch operators over proposed new regulations designed to keep boats further away from Orcas than is current allowed. More than 150 people filled the Port’s Warehouse Thursday night and, anemia in effect, […]

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Researchers Wondering Why Jumbo Squid Suddenly Moved North

by Tim Flanagan on September 28, 2009

Art Shotwell has the story in Anacortes Now: Representatives of NOAA Fisheries Service got an earful from dozens of sport fishermen and whale watch operators over proposed new regulations designed to keep boats further away from Orcas than is current allowed. More than 150 people filled the Port’s Warehouse Thursday night and, anemia in effect, […]

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Huge turnout for meeting on Orca rules

by Tim Flanagan on September 28, 2009

Art Shotwell has the story in Anacortes Now: Representatives of NOAA Fisheries Service got an earful from dozens of sport fishermen and whale watch operators over proposed new regulations designed to keep boats further away from Orcas than is current allowed. More than 150 people filled the Port’s Warehouse Thursday night and, anemia in effect, […]

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Time to Revisit the Stance on Women’s Service Aboard Subs?

by Tim Flanagan on September 28, 2009

Well I just got back on the boat from having a fantastic Mexican food dinner out in town with some of the crew. Although we were only out at sea for 8 days, site when you are underway it feels like a month. It’s nice to feel stable land beneath my feet and wear clothing […]

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Killer-whale protection would exclude fishing off west San Juan Island
ESPN
J, K & L pods circulate throughout the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound from spring to fall, when Chinook salmon numbers are at
Killer whales love to dine on chinook salmon, which could further OregonLive.com



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Keeping King County’s tiny Navy afloat – Crosscut

by Tim Flanagan on September 28, 2009

Keeping King County's tiny Navy afloat
Crosscut
that would involve taking over the Vashon and West Seattle runs and developing at least five experimental routes on Lake Washington and Puget Sound.

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Amusing Monday: Rats take to water like surfer dudes

by Christopher Dunagan on September 28, 2009

I’ve never owned a pet rat or a pet mouse, so I don’t know if surfing comes naturally to these little animals. But I have to say that I was impressed with a few select videos of surfing rodents.

The first, in the viewer at right, is called “The Radical Rodents.” There is also the Radical [...]

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Killer whales love to dine on chinook salmon, which could further
OregonLive.com
Pollutants dumped in the Puget Sound and other waterways probably increased deaths and reduced fertility (the southern whales are among the most

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Elliott Bay toxic studies provide encouraging results

by Christopher Dunagan on September 26, 2009

It is exciting to hear that the millions of dollars spent in cleaning up the waters going into Seattle’s Elliott Bay has made a measurable difference in the health of fish as well as in the sediments themselves. For overall findings, check out the news release from the Washington Department of Ecology.
It is also reassuring [...]

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Humboldt squid raise new questions for curious people

by Christopher Dunagan on September 26, 2009

What do we really know about the Humboldt squid?
I’ve seen a variety of news stories marveling about the sudden appearance of these jumbo squid off the Washington Coast and Strait of Juan de Fuca. But what surprised me, as I talked to researchers and gathered information, was the lack of solid data about these [...]

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RAAF jet to make evasive maneuvers over Hood Canal

by Tim Flanagan on September 26, 2009

Aubrey Cohen has the story in the Seattle P-I: [Wedgetail AEW&C (Boeing)] Don’t be surprised to see a big Royal Australian Air Force plane shooting off flares over Hood Canal between Sept. 28 and Oct. 15. It actually will be Boeing flight testing a self-protection system aboard an Australian Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control […]

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Warning continues on Padilla Bay shellfish

by Tim Flanagan on September 25, 2009

Tom Callis has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: PORT ANGELES — The state Department of Ecology expects the stalled environmental cleanup of Rayonier Inc.’s former mill site will be accelerated by a new agreement it drafted this week. But any changes in momentum may be at least three months away. The document would […]

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Tom Callis has the story in the Peninsula Daily News: PORT ANGELES — The state Department of Ecology expects the stalled environmental cleanup of Rayonier Inc.’s former mill site will be accelerated by a new agreement it drafted this week. But any changes in momentum may be at least three months away. The document would […]

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County Asks for Court Review on Shoreline Buffer Rulings

by Tim Flanagan on September 25, 2009

[It’s a press release from Sound Experience. —Tim] Saturday, thumb Sept. 26: TransPuget Race Sunday, viagra approved Sept. 27: Public Sail, Elliott Bay You’re invited to join us for the TransPuget Race on Saturday, September 26. We’re sailing alongside the racing fleet out of Shilshole Bay Marina on 3-hour trips in the morning and afternoon. […]

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[It’s a press release from Sound Experience. —Tim] Saturday, thumb Sept. 26: TransPuget Race Sunday, viagra approved Sept. 27: Public Sail, Elliott Bay You’re invited to join us for the TransPuget Race on Saturday, September 26. We’re sailing alongside the racing fleet out of Shilshole Bay Marina on 3-hour trips in the morning and afternoon. […]

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Sail with Adventuress this weekend in Seattle

by Tim Flanagan on September 25, 2009

[It’s a press release from Sound Experience. —Tim] Saturday, thumb Sept. 26: TransPuget Race Sunday, viagra approved Sept. 27: Public Sail, Elliott Bay You’re invited to join us for the TransPuget Race on Saturday, September 26. We’re sailing alongside the racing fleet out of Shilshole Bay Marina on 3-hour trips in the morning and afternoon. […]

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Oak Hbr man rescued after boat capsizes – Port Clinton News Herald

by Puget Sound Maritime News Service on September 25, 2009

Oak Hbr man rescued after boat capsizesPort Clinton News HeraldVessels from area agencies — US Customs and Border Protection, Carroll Township Fire Department, and Ottawa County sheriff and Port Clinton police …and more »

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State Ferries Shows Off Progress on New Boat for Port Townsend
Kitsap Sun
Other parts of the ferry — the pilot house, passenger compartment, curtain plate and steering compartment — are being constructed at other Puget Sound

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Derelict vessels pollute waterways

by Tim Flanagan on September 24, 2009

OH Canada! Well no, dentist not really…but at this time I can see Canada on one side of the boat and the U.S. on the other. Multiple recreational vessels are scattered about in the vast waters in between enjoying the calm waters and blue skies. Although Sunday may be a day off for many, hospital […]

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