King 5 covered the new Squaxin Island Tribe study of a possible link between the sediment of Oakland Bay and rising pollution:

One of the state’s most productive shellfish bays is threatened by a spreading bacteria problem.

Scientists think they may have found an important clue in the mystery, but it may not be enough to save Oakland Bay.

Squaxin tribal scientists are taking steps to protect one of the tribe’s greatest assets. They’ve been searching for years to find the source of fecal bacteria that threatens the rich shellfish beds of Oakland Bay.