Home » Blog posts » Puget Sound salmon dying young Puget Sound salmon dying young by Jeff Rice August 29, 2014 Juvenile Chinook salmon in creek. Credit: Roger Tabor, USFWS. (CC BY 2.0)Scientists say Puget Sound’s salmon are dying young and point to low growth rates in the marine environment as a possible cause. A new article in the Salish Sea Currents series examines threats facing young salmon in the open waters of Puget Sound. Read the article by Megsie Siple.