Researchers probe into region’s ‘blue carbon’

wo recent studies by researchers at Western Washington University evaluated the carbon content in eelgrass meadows in Skagit County.

One published in November in the research journal Northwest Science focused specifically on a portion of Padilla Bay, which is the site of the largest eelgrass meadow in the Salish Sea. That study was authored by Western Washington University research associate Katrina Poppe and professor John Rybczyk.

The other, a master's thesis completed by student Mira Lutz in August, examined Padilla, Samish and Skagit bays.