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All of San Juan County, land and water, is a designated Marine Stewardship Area. San Juan County has more shoreline than any county in the continental US - more than 408 linear miles. The shoreline provides essential habitat for a diversity of plants and animals like orcas, salmon and sea birds. It varies along its length, including rocky areas and beaches, each has specific functions that maintain the structure of the nearshore ecosystem. All 22 stocks of threatened Puget Sound Chinook salmon use the shorelines, relying on healthy beaches, eel grass prairies, and kelp beds.
San Juan County consists of 176 named islands and reefs, (up to 743 at low tides), and is the smallest of Washington's 39 Counties. The largest islands in the County are San Juan, Orcas, Lopez, and Shaw, all of which are served by the Washington State Ferry System.