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June 28, 2011 at 5:30 AM

Sharks, dolphins, birds and whales: weird visitors to Puget Sound

After researchers last week documented two long-beaked dolphins swimming in waters near Olympia, we decided to check out the unusual creatures that have appeared in recent years in the Northwest. We found documented visits by marlin and mackerel, leopard sharks and Bryde’s whales, and a crazy round beast called an Ocean sunfish. We spoke to a…

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