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Eyes Over Puget Sound: Surface Conditions Report – February 8, 2016

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16-03-070February 2016
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Author(s) Krembs, C.
Description January air temperatures and precipitation were above normal as El Nino conditions prevail. This winter our snowpack is in much better shape, though we’ve lost some snow from the stint of warm weather. More rain and higher river flows have lowered salinities in Puget Sound and coastal bays. Nonetheless, water temperatures in Puget Sound remain at record-breaking highs. Jellyfish patches are numerous in finger inlets of South Sound and signs of phytoplankton blooms are visible in coastal bays. When conditions limit flying, Ecology’s research vessel gets the job done.
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Keywords marine waters, Hood Canal, Puget Sound, dissolved oxygen
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