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Puget Sound

Puget Sound (pyo͞oˈjĕt), arm of the Pacific Ocean, NW Wash., connected with the Pacific by Juan de Fuca Strait, entered through the Admiralty Inlet and extending in two arms c.100 mi (160 km) S to Olympia. The sound, which receives many streams from the Cascade Range, has numerous islands and is navigable for large ships. Along its shores are important ports and commercial cities; the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is at Bremerton. The Puget Sound lowland, which extends south from the sound, is the most densely populated area of Washington; Seattle and Tacoma are the principal cities. The sound was discovered in 1792 by English Capt. George Vancouver and named for his aide, Peter Puget, who explored it.
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Puget Sound

 

an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, off the western coast of North America. The sound juts inland for 126 km. It is 60 km wide at the entrance and reaches a maximum depth of 245 m. Its coastline is extremely indented; the shores are high, hilly or mountainous, and forested. The sound abounds in islands and harbors. On the ocean side, the entrance is shielded by Vancouver Island. The tides are irregular and semidiurnal and reach a height of 4.3 m. The main ports are Seattle, Tacoma, and Bremerton.

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Puget Sound

an inlet of the Pacific in NW Washington. Length: about 130 km (80 miles)
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Admiralty Inlet area, Baffin Island, District of Franklin.
3) were never detected outside central Puget Sound; 9 individuals moved only between Admiralty Inlet and central Puget Sound (fish 11-19, Fig.
For example, fish 1-10 were detected only where tagged in central Puget Sound, but fish 26 was detected in Admiralty Inlet and Hood Canal.
-0.17 0.77 -0.63 0.02 Melville Western High 1,24 0.03 -0.87 0.02 Arctic CAA-East Eastern High 1.20 0.02 -0.95 0.002 Arctic Admiralty Inlet 1.41 0.003 -0.53 0.07 Eastern Parry 1.58 0.07 -1.55 0.08 Channel Prince Regent 0.88 0.26 -0.91 0.21 Trends in Landfast Ice Duration
The goal was to cover previously surveyed areas known for their summer aggregations of narwhals (Eclipse Sound, Admiralty Inlet, Prince Regent Inlet, and Peel Sound; Fig.
Nicklen) at the floe edge on the west side of the mouth of Admiralty Inlet (73[degrees]35.179' N, 84[degrees]37.960' W).
Birds were most commonly observed at the floe edge, the location of which differs each year, but is often near the mouth of Admiralty Inlet. In summer, birds were not common, but when observed, they were usually near multiyear ice, and along western Admiralty Inlet or islands in the Inlet.
Janes, was murdered near Cape Crauford in Admiralty Inlet. This event resulted in the first government trial of alleged Inuit murderers, which occurred in August 1923 in Pond Inlet.
No positions were obtained from Lancaster Sound or the more western summering areas of Admiralty Inlet and Prince Regent Inlet.
Lavoie Point Beach elevations (m) 0-3.5 3.5-17 17-36 36 + Stranded whales 22(12) 115(3) 1 -- Stranded whales/ka 8.8 38.3 0.4 -- C14-dated whales 4 16 4 -- C14-dated whales/ka 1.6 5.3 1.6 -- Admiralty Inlet: 2.
In the study area, this species apparently visits at least Pond Inlet and Admiralty Inlet annually, and there are several historical and recent reports of predation on bowheads in these areas (Reeves and Mitchell, 1988).