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Puget Sound in music and movies section[edit]

I propose deletion of this section. Although it is not labeled as trivia, that's essentially what it is. Furthermore, none of the information is cited. Thoughts? --mo talk 03:46, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

To expand my note above, the Wikipedia policy is to "avoid" trivia sections, which leaves the topic wide open for interpretations. I find the Handling trivia essay to be a helpful guide. mo talk 04:55, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
100% agree. At the very least, the songs that just mention Puget Sound have no purpose in remaining there. Dnowacki (talk) 00:52, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
OK, I went ahead and got rid of this section as well as the navy bases section. They were already fully reproduced on Puget Sound region and didn't really have much reason to be in this article. Dnowacki (talk) 00:59, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Quick Note, removed category Washington Regions[edit]

there is now a separate article for the Puget Sound region, meaning this article should deal specifically with the body of water known as puget sound --Gold Man60 Talk 00:44, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

My question is when was the name changed from Pugets Sound to Puget Sound? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:09, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
It was never officially "Pugets Sound", other than on Vancouver's maps and those who took after him; the official name always omitted the possessive form (which generally wasn't used for the posessive in the 1790s.Skookum1 (talk) 13:01, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Geographic complications[edit]

I've just been doing a series of landform articles and have come across the terms Puget Trough (currently redirected to Puget Sound region, but....) and Puget Sound Lowland. The Puget Sound region article is about the geo-cultural entity but not directly about the landform. The Trough includes Puget Sound itself as well as the Puget Sound Lowland; both are part of the Georgia Depression, along with Fraser Lowland, Georgia Lowland and Nanaimo Lowland; in the US the Depression maybe is named the Georgia-Puget Depression or Puget-Georgia Depression, I'm not sure. Note that these are physiographic regions, not physiogeologic ones.....I note that the Puget Sound article aptly describes only the waterway's geology (for the most part) whic there is no geology on Puget Sound region (which IMO should be capital-R), though what the geologic name for this area is I don't know yet; just noting these as parallel potential-articles....Skookum1 (talk) 16:30, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Is it really partly in Canada?[edit]

I'm from Vancouver, and I have no sense that Puget sound is in any way partly in Canada. Whidbey Island forms a natural border to Puget Sound. Between Whidbey Island and the San Juans is Rosario Straight. The Canadian Border runs around the other side of the San Juans through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Haro Straight, Boundary Pass, and the Strait of Georgia. Among these only the Straight of Juan de Fuca is even adjacent to Puget Sound. Just look at the map at the top of the article. There's no Canada. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:44, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

You're right it's not, I removed that bit....if anything the Strait of Georgia is partly in Washington....Skookum1 (talk) 22:31, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Orcas? No.[edit]

The Flora and Fauna mentions Orcas as living in Puget Sound. No. While they certainly are well known in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and other parts of the Salish Sea, they rarely venture into Puget Sound. Thoughts? D O N D E groovily Talk to me 12:28, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Lead paragraph vs. top image[edit]

When I read the lead paragraph (quickly, scanning...), I have trouble getting the lay of the land from the textual description (hey, I'm from the East Coast). It would be great if that detailed description were accompanied by a picture (or, better yet, a map) with labels for the features described. Siryendor (talk) 18:28, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

Incorrect figure caption in panorama[edit]

Hello, I'd just like to note that the panorama that claims to be looking southwest from the Space Needle is actually looking northwest. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:09, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

I don't think you're right. The space needle is north of downtown Seattle, so if the picture was looking northwest, you wouldn't see any downtown skyscrapers. Ego White Tray (talk) 14:37, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

In the bottom center of the photo is the Seattle Post-Intelligencer globe, which is pretty much straight west of the Space Needle. On the left you see a ferry rounding Alki point, west of downtown. There aren't any downtown skyscrapers in view, just some of the lower buildings northwest of the Space Needle. It's certainly not southwest, but it's not really northwest either. It's west. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:35, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Flora and fauna ?[edit]

I agree with the section topic suggestion of "Flora and fauna", but only fauna is described. We need to add something about the kelps etc of PS if the section title is to be kept (preferred). GeeBee60 (talk) 15:10, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

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Confusing Language in the Flora and Fauna section[edit]

The paragraph about seabirds in the flora and fauna section is written in a very confusing way. I understand that it may be grammatically correct, but the abundance of semicolons and commas makes it hard to understand what's being described. Maybe it could be broken up into multiple sentences to describe each of the categories of birds? I think that would be easier to track with. Scurfy.twiglet (talk) 20:58, 14 March 2021 (UTC)