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The Planet, Fall 2014, The Salish Sea



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Publication Date

Fall 2014


Western Washington University. Associated Students. Environmental Center; Huxley College of the Environment; Huxley College of Environmental Studies

Editor in Chief

Zemp, Christopher


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Beth Carlson; Editors: Kay Holten, Francine St. Laurent, Yvonne Worden; Multimedia Editor: Kramer Janders; Science Editor and Infographic Specialist: Julian Theberge; Designers: Erica Kutz, Enkhbayar Munkh-Erdene; Assisting Designers: Tacha Pradappet, Emma Sloane; Web Designer: Keghouhi Bedoyan; Cartographer: Makie Matsumoto-Hervol; Multimedia: Brianna Stoutenburgh, Brendan Wells; Writers: Shannon Beach, Sam Carlos, Graeme Dyehouse, Ryan Evans, Frederica Kolwey, Jenna Rheuben, James Shahan, Dylan Simpson, Kyra Skaggs, Erik Swanson; Photographers: Lena Donovan, Mallorie Estenson, Sarah Heidrich, Brianna Stoutenburgh, Christopher Young

Photography Editor

Janders, Kramer


Paci-Green, Rebekah

Publisher (Digital Object)

Resources made available by The Planet and Special Collections, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Table of Contents

Drawing a New Map by Erik Swanson and Dylan Simpson

What is the Salish Sea, and how did it come to be?

Burden of a Breath by Sam Carlos

Some Seattle neighborhoods have poorer air quality than others.

Waves into Watts by Frederica Kolwey

Tidal energy is predictable and potentially plentiful. Why is it not being implemented?

Ghost Gear by Ryan Evans

Decades of lost fishing gear sit beneath the surface.

Signaled Out by Shannon Beach

Whale watching is fun for humans, but what about the whales?

Indigenous Starch by Kyra Skaggs

A once-forgotten plant may be making a comeback.

After the Spill by Graeme Dyehouse

What happens if an oil spill crosses an international boundary?

Balancing Risks by Jenna Rheuben

Washington’s fish consumption rate is examined.

Fighting Fire with Fire by James Shahan

Should a fire always be suppressed?




Publication at Western Washington University

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State)


Environmental Sciences | Higher Education | Journalism Studies


Student publication, Ecology, Environmental Studies

Document Type


Subject-Topical (LCSH)

Human ecology--Washington (State)--Periodicals; Ecology--Washington (State)--Periodicals

Subject-Names (LCNAF)

Western Washington University--Students--Periodicals; Huxley College of the Environment--Students--Periodicals


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The Planet, 2014, Fall

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