USA Today covers Puget Sound’s deteriorating health with an article that takes gloom and doom to new depths. For example:
The sound’s endangered orca whales remain vulnerable to toxins. Deposits of chemical muck on the floor of the sound cause lesions in fish. Pollution has closed lucrative commercial shellfish beds. Salmon runs grow weaker. Shallow waters that provide fish and bird habitat are at risk of becoming oxygen-starved dead zones.