Beaches and Bluffs of Puget Sound and the Northern Straits
CORPS OF ENGINEERS SEATTLE WA SEATTLE DISTRICT
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Beaches and bluffs of the Puget Sound region provide critical nearshore habitat functions and values for the regions fish and wildlife. Coastal bluffs are the primary source of beach sediment along the Puget Sound shore, and their natural erosion is essential for maintaining beaches and associated nearshore habitats. Critical habitats dependent on functioning coastal systems include coastal forests, spawning beaches for forage fish such as surf smelt, eel-grass beds, and salt marshes, all of which shape the health of salmon populations.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology