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Aug. 30, 2016 EYES OVER PUGET SOUND

August 24th Report

In July conditions were normalizing, yet river flows remained lower, continuing into August. July also showed lower oxygen appearing in southern Puget Sound. By August Jellyfish are occurring in high numbers in Eld and Budd Inlet. South Puget Sound has Noctiluca drifting at the surface in large orange lines in many places and red-brown blooms widespread in finger inlets, as well as in Sinclair Inlet. Central Sound surface water temperature are high, still in the 60’s, and algae are abundant. See what we are measuring to understand ocean acidification in Puget Sound.

Visit Eyes Over Puget Sound for the PDF version of the report and all associate images taken during this last flight.