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Covering the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest

August 21, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Chinook return to the Elwha

As scientists from around the region converge in Port Angeles for the 2012 Elwha River Science Symposium, there was good news to celebrate: the return of Chinook salmon within the boundaries of Olympic National Park. The fish was one of several Chinook that found their way up the Elwha on their own to be witnessed by…

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August 3, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Combat seagulls of Seattle: a photo tribute by Ellen Banner

Seattle Times photographer Ellen Banner was out on the streets of Seattle last week when she encountered this family of seagulls, recent survivors of an attack by a man with a broom seeking to shoo them from the roof of a building near the King County Courthouse. It’s rare to see baby seagulls — I never…

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