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Extinction crisis: On life support | Greener Edmonds

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Last updated 11/21/2021 at 11:32am



It is not just in faraway places that the extinction crisis is happening. The wide variety of life that used to inhabit the Puget Sound lowlands continues to shrink.

Some our animals that are now in danger of being lost are the western pond turtle, Oregon spotted frog, marbled murrelet, Taylor checkerspot butterfly, northern spotted owl, and western snowy plover.

Puget Sound fish in trouble include 13 species of rockfish, pacific cod, bull trout, and many populations of chinook, chum, and sockeye salmon. The complete list is big and has many insects and amphibians that are being hit hard.

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