Jul. 9, 2015 Eyes over Puget Sound

Surface condition report for July 6, 2015 is now available

Summary: Unusually warm water temperatures continue in central and south Puget Sound while Willapa Bay returns to expected water temperatures as a result of stronger coastal upwelling. Extensive mats of organic debris develop in many places, particularly in Central Sound overlapping with a fading Noctiluca bloom. King County confirms Noctiluca and shares plankton species information. Red-brown and brown blooms are going strong in southern inlets and around the San Juan Islands. Our inspiring WCC Intern gets on boats, into the air, and to the lab.

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We hope the images are inspiring and informative.

With best regards,
Christopher and the Marine Monitoring Unit