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Eyes Over Puget Sound: Surface Conditions Report – August 21, 2013

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13-03-077August 2013
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Author(s) Krembs, C.
Description Warm air temperatures and increases in flows from glacier-fed rivers give rise to dramatic images in the San Juan Islands. Warm surface temperatures in South Sound foster abundant red-brown blooms in southern inlets. Similar blooms are happening in the inlets of the Kitsap Peninsula. Large drifting algal mats in Central Sound, Sinclair Inlet, Hood Canal and Padilla Bay will likely end up on nearby shorelines soon. Jellyfish abundance has dropped. This year, dissolved oxygen levels in Puget Sound waters quickly decrease to levels of the previous decade.
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Keywords marine waters, Hood Canal, Puget Sound, dissolved oxygen
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