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January 8, 2008

A deeper look at health of Fidalgo Bay

  • Fidalgo and Padilla bays are considered critical environments for the survival of salmon, crab and herons, so Ecology officials worry about toxins released from creosote pilings and marine industries in Anacortes.
    Skagit Valley Herald

    AP Photo/Skagit Valley Herald, Scott Terrell [enlarge]
    Diver Brion Douglas gets help with his gear from Nisqually Aquatic Technologies employee Hanford McCloud as they survey the 116-year-old creosote-treated pilings that support a section of the Tommy Thompson Parkway, where it spans Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes.

    ANACORTES — Under the surface of Fidalgo Bay, a garden of aquatic life blooms like flowers on a trellis, clinging to creosote pilings that support the Tommy Thompson Parkway.

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