Giant trolls take-over Puget Sound: Where they are and what they mean

The trolls, however, are not meant to be pinpointed for the public to find with ease. Dambo offers up general information with his troll map online, and there are visual clues in the form of brightly colored bird houses to let each visitor know they’re on the right track.

Divers off Seattle inspect grounded ferry after it loses power, runs aground

Divers west of Seattle on Sunday began inspecting the hull of a ferry that lost power and ran aground near Bainbridge Island. Nobody was hurt when the Walla Walla ran aground in Rich Passage around 4:30 p.m. Saturday on its way from Bremerton to Seattle. A generator failure apparently played a role in the incident, affecting 596 passengers, 15 crew and 175 vehicles, according to Washington State Ferries, a division of the state Department of Transportation.

Washington won’t renew leases for Puget Sound fish farms

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources said Monday it will not renew a fish-farming company’s last remaining leases on net pens in Puget Sound. Department officials said Cooke Aquaculture has until Dec. 14 to finish steelhead farming and start deconstructing its equipment, The Seattle Times reported. Cooke’s pens are located in Rich Passage near Bainbridge Island and Hope Island in Skagit Bay.

WSDOT seeks input on Seattle-Bainbridge ferry terminal

The Seattle-Bainbridge Island ferry route is the busiest in Washington, with 3.2 million travelers per year pre-pandemic. But, WSDOT is looking to renovate the 50-year-old terminal walkway on the Bainbridge side.