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Eyes Over Puget Sound: Surface Conditions Report – May 20, 2013

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13-03-074May 2013
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Author(s) Krembs, C.
Description After 2-years of conditions favorable for water quality, with colder temperatures and higher oxygen, Puget Sound water conditions are closer to expected again. This year phytoplankton blooms and seasonal oxygen maxima are notable, while extensive Noctiluca blooms showed up early following a period high freshwater inputs and milder weather conditions. The Fraser River sediment influence is very strong north of San Juan Islands and warm, fresh water is entering Central Puget Sound from Whidbey Basin. In the past few weeks river flows and air temperatures have been higher than normal and now are decreasing.
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Keywords marine waters, Hood Canal, Puget Sound, dissolved oxygen
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