News

Aug. 10, 2015 Eyes over Puget Sound

Download:
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/mar_wat/eops/EOPS_2015_8_4.pdf

What you will find:
Unusually warm water temperatures continue in central and south Puget Sound. River flows remain lower than normal, especially the Fraser and Skagit rivers. With estuarine circulation therefore being much weaker, Puget Sound waters stay put. Mats of organic debris persist in Central Sound near Port Madison. Red-brown and brown blooms are now very strong in southern inlets and jellyfish patches are exceptionally numerous and large. Explore media coverage of unusual Puget Sound conditions including jellyfish.

On King 5 (Jellyfish):
http://www.king5.com/story/tech/science/environment/2015/08/05/jellyfish-ecology-noaa-puget-sound/31194035/

On KUOW (Jellyfish):
Puget Sound Salmon Losing, Jellyfish Winning http://kuow.org/post/puget-sound-salmon-losing-jellyfish-winning


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The pdf document is around 10 MB, upload times may vary.
The pdf document has clickable navigation links.
Source images of the entire flight are located at:
ftp://www.ecy.wa.gov/eap/Flight_Blog/latest_pictures/

Note: If you wish to have access to images right after the flight please send me an e-mail at ckre461@ecy.wa.gov and I will put you on a pre-release alert list with an ftp link.

We hope the images are inspiring and informative.

With best regards,

Christopher and the Marine Monitoring Unit