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Eyes Over Puget Sound: Surface Conditions Report – April 6, 2016

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16-03-072April 2016
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Author(s) Krembs, C.
Description Despite warmer air temperatures, normal snowpack in the mountains suggest that summer freshwater flows into Puget Sound might be higher than last year. As of April, the spring plankton bloom has extended across Central and South Puget Sound. Ferry data shows chlorophyll increasing after March 25 and expanding across the area. With water temperatures above normal as a carry-over from 2015, jellyfish patches are numerous in inlets of South Sound and in Sinclair Inlet, unusual for this time of year. Check out the tiny burrowing ostracods as well as our Washington Conservation Corps Intern analyzing seawater oxygen.
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Keywords marine waters, Hood Canal, Puget Sound, dissolved oxygen
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