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Mossback's Northwest

The REAL name for Puget Sound

Mossback's Northwest

The REAL name for Puget Sound

3m 16s

Puget Sound hasn't always been known as Puget Sound -- and it may even have a different name in the future. With the help of an extremely old map, Knute Berger charts the history, and the Californiazation, of Seattle's salty sound... or is it a bay?

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Northwest Oystermania

The Olympia oyster is the Pacific Coast's only indigenous oyster. Tiny compared to other oysters, the Olympia was for decades raked out of Washington's beds by the ton, to feeding hungry gold diggers in California and Northwestern lumbermen. Invasive Japanese oysters took over its habitat, but the might Olympia might be making a comeback, thanks to interested shellfish farmers.

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