Once abundant bull kelp beds look to make a comeback in Puget Sound

by Tim Flanagan on June 27, 2011

Mark Yuasa has the story in his Reel Time Fishing Northwest blog at the Seattle Times:

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There used to be a time when bull kelp beds and schools of herring thrived in Port Gamble Bay and outer Hood Canal area.

Today they have all but disappeared, view and now the Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal elders are coming together with the Washington Department of Nature Resources staff to locate where these old bull kelp locations were and replant them.

Herring prefer to lay their eggs in thick green beds of kelp, and no one is really sure why they’ve gone at the way side.

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