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Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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360-428-1558

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Most of the 11,000 acres of the reserve encompasses extensive seagrass meadows, tidal flats and sloughs, salt marshes, and upland forests and meadows. Key species include seagrass (Zostera marina and Zostera japonica ), Dungeness crab, salmon, black brant, bald eagle and peregrine falcon.Major activities at the reserve include characterizing and mapping major plant and animal communities, studying water movement,agricultural/estuarine connections and control of the invasive species Spartina alterniflora and Spartina anglica.

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Padilla Bay Reserve is located on North Puget Sound near Anacortes, Wash.

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