Related Program: The Record How Far Along Is Puget Sound Partnership In Cleaning Up The Sound? By Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst • Jan 9, 2014 Related Program: The Record TweetShareGoogle+Email A view of Puget Sound from above. Flickr Photo/David Prasad Listen Listening... / 6:24 Ross Reynolds talks with Joan Crooks, executive director of the Washington Environmental Council, about the progress made by the Puget Sound Partnership in restoring the health of Puget Sound. Tags: Puget SoundenvironmentgovernmentTweetShareGoogle+Email Related Content Report: Bellingham Bay A Hostile Place For Small Marine Creatures By Katie Campbell • Jan 9, 2014 Clifton Herrmann A wide array of tiny marine critters are struggling to survive in Bellingham Bay, according to a recently released report from the Washington Department of Ecology. Orca Population Declines As Puget Sound ‘Remains In Crisis’ By Ashley Ahearn • Nov 4, 2013 Courtesy of NOAA/Candice Emmons Listen Listening... / 1:03 Citing worsening marine water quality and the declining orca population, Chinook salmon and herring, the state agency Puget Sound Partnership referred to the Puget Sound as a patient in “critical condition.” “Puget Sound remains in crisis,” says a report released last week by the agency. “It is increasingly likely that we will not reach our legislatively established targets by 2020.” Mass Starfish Die-Off May Be Headed For Washington By John Ryan • Oct 14, 2013 Courtesy Vancouver Aquarium Listen Listening... / 1:33 Scientists in two nations are on the lookout for an underwater epidemic that is killing starfish. In September, divers in Vancouver Harbour and Howe Sound near Vancouver, British Columbia, noticed the pizza-sized starfish known as sunflower stars wasting away and dying in large numbers.