The salmon move back and forth next to the seawall, staying within a few meters of land. Their movements show a pattern: the fish are not swimming underneath the pier, but are milling about searching for a pathway. Their eyes adjust slowly to darkness, reducing their ability to school, find food, or see predators. They would rather avoid these shaded areas than continue to travel along the seawall.
The pilot studies focused in large part on food and light availability. An artificial habitat bench in front of the existing seawall supported the growth of small invertebrates that salmon like to eat, as did textured panels that protruded from the flat seawall. Glass blocks set into a pier next to the Seattle Aquarium allowed more sunlight to reach beneath the water, opening up potential pathways for salmon. With these and other promising results, the City of Seattle decided to go forward with widespread enhancements to the downtown waterfront habitat as its seawall is reconstructed.
Just three miles from the airport, the 19.6-acre Des Moines Beach Park offers a variety of activities for everyone. Whether you want to walk a trail, collect seashells, hang out in the water or picnic, Des Moines Beach Park is ideal for a relaxing day at the beach. Plus, it offers some of the most beautiful views of the Puget Sound, especially at sunset!
Indulge in an exquisitely designed, island menu that reflects fresh flavors. Tucked into an intimate space with seats overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, One Duval offers the best views for sunset dining.
$150 per tour (covers up to 20 people). Discounts are available for qualified tour operators and local community and non-profit organizations. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission to the park is free.
For those looking for the best view of said sunset, Discovery Park was ranked the most breathtaking location for watching the sun fall into the horizon, according to Holidify. Other listed were Sunset Hill Park, Kerry Park, Gas Works Park, and Alki Beach. 2b1af7f3a8