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Study: Puget Sound’s sediment health deteriorating

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Study: Puget Sound’s sediment health deteriorating

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OLYMPIA, Wash – The ecological health of the Puget Sound appears to be on the decline.

That’s according to a new study released by the Washington Department of Ecology.

Researchers discovered a decline in sediment-dwelling lifeforms in 28 percent of the area from Whidbey Island to the Tacoma Narrows.

That’s up from just 7 percent of the area in 1998.

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