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One of the reasons many of us live in the Pacific Northwest is the natural wonders that amaze us all. On this blog Seattle Times writers and photographers will share their explorations of the natural world from snowcaps to whitecaps. Write us at with your own sightings, questions and wonders to share.

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October 24, 2012 at 7:00 AM

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A kickoff today for the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound

Come meet the editorial team at a kickoff event today for the new online Encyclopedia of Puget Sound and hear a panel discussion about the challenge of managing and harnessing information in a complex ecosystem recovery effort, such as restoring and protecting Puget Sound.


A painted turtle, one of many images from the species library in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound

Here's more about the encyclopedia, from Sandra Hines, news and information specialist at the University of Washington.

The event is free and open to the public and starts at 3:30 p.m. today at the UW Fishery Sciences Building.

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