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Marine Science Center Showcases Area Photographers and Salish Sea

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is hosting a free photo exhibit called We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea. It features the work of many regional photogra-phers documenting efforts to protect local waters.

The Salish Sea is essential to urban and rural communities in Washington state, British Columbia, and 50-plus Native American tribes and First Nations. But the marine science center reports deteriorating conditions below the surface of the waters, following a century and a half of resource extrac- tion, pollution, habitat loss, and the impacts of development and climate change.

The exhibit was created by the Washington Environmental Council and Braided River, the conservation division of Mountaineers Books. “We’re so proud to bring forth this diverse array of images and stories that showcase the region’s beauty and diversity, and also inspire action to preserve it for future generations,” said Helen Cherullo, executive director of Braided River. “The ‘We’ of We Are Puget Sound is all of us working together to bring our unique gifts to the table and find solutions to make the sound a healthy, intact ecosystem that all can enjoy and prosper from.”

The photos will be on display at 1001 Water Street in Port Townsend on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, noon to 3:00 p.m., through the end of February. For more information, see ptmsc.org/visit-us.

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