Chip Hanauer is considered the best hydroplane racer in the world. He has won the American Power Boat Association (APBA) Gold Cup a record 12 times, and is the driver of one of the most famous boats in APBA history. Today, Chip Hanauer travels at a much slower speed on Puget Sound in his sailboat.
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) is located within Fort Worden State Park in the City of Port Townsend, Washington. The center is on Admiralty Inlet, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets Puget Sound. The PTMSC houses a Natural History Exhibit and a Marine Science Exhibit, and they offer a wide variety of educational services for students and citizens.
Ciscoe Morris is Western Washington's best-known gardener. He is a King County Master Gardener and a certified arborist and he's serious about protecting Puget Sound from poisons.
Water quality in Puget Sound is deteriorating and many species that call Puget Sound home are in trouble. The Puget Soundkeeper Alliance is an organization working to protect and preserve Puget Sound by tracking down and stopping the discharge of toxic pollutants into its waters.
The Bluntnose Sixgill shark, Hexanchus griseus, is the third largest predatory shark in the world and is found right here in Puget Sound. The Bluntnose Sixgill shark grows 10-16 feet, and has six gills on each side of its body; commonly species of sharks have five gills.
The original definition of Puget Sound was assigned by Captain George Vancouver of the Royal Navy in 1792 as all the waters south of Tacoma.
In rural beauty spots along Puget Sound, an invisible threat degrades Puget Sound drip by drop through faulty septic systems. There are nearly half a million onsite sewage systems in the Puget Sound basin and many of them are failing or in disrepair.
A statewide poll reported that nearly half the responders thought that Puget Sound was in good or excellent condition. The reality is that Puget Sound is in trouble, and many people don't even realize Puget Sound is polluted.
The Olympia oyster, about the size of a silver dollar, is the only oyster that is native to the Pacific Northwest. They were once a common and productive part of the habitat of Puget Sound, and were an important food source for Washington's tribes. Olympia oysters have been dramatically reduced in Puget Sound by over harvesting, pollution, introduction of non-native oysters and destruction of the near shore habitat.
Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire has shown herself to be an advocate for Puget Sound, but her affection for the Sound began when she was a child. She grew up in Auburn, Washington, and she and her mother would spend time on the beaches of the south Sound.
For more than 30 years, scientists have been studying harbor seals on a small off-limits island in South Puget Sound, Gertrude Island. The island is off of McNeil Island which is home to both a Federal penitentiary and a wildlife sanctuary. The research has focused on the state's largest population of marine mammals, 600 seals, for the past 30 years.
We visit the guys at Puget Systems & discuss choice in offering Linux, FreeBSD, and OpenOffice to their customers, in this segment from The Computer Action Show! Season 1 Episode (Released 11/22/01).
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Rick Steves is the American authority on independent European travel. His television shows, radio broadcasts and books have encouraged people to become "temporary locals" in Europe. Rick has traveled the world over, but chooses to live and work in his hometown of Edmonds, Washington.