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Seasonal Patterns and Controlling Factors of Primary Production in Puget Sound's Central Basin and Possession Sound

 
Publication number Date Published
02-03-059December 2002
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Author(s) Newton, J.A. and K. Van Voorhis
Description This study was conducted to assess whether primary production in Central Puget Sound and Possession Sound would be affected by the addition of nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorous), such as could come from wastewater treatment plant effluent. Measurements of phytoplankton production and its controlling factors over seasonal cycles were made from October 1998 through October 2001. Interannual variation was evident that appeared linked to differences in weather and ocean conditions. An increase in primary production due to the addition of nutrients was demonstrated within the study area during spring and especially during summer. Nutrient enhancement was most evident in Possession Sound.
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Keywords measurement, ocean, product, model, study, basin, order, plan, water, Admiralty Inlet, waste, Puget Sound, nutrient
WEB PAGE Marine Water Quality Monitoring
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area PS Puget Sound