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Eyes Over Puget Sound: Surface Conditions Report – July 24, 2017

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17-03-071July 2017
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Author(s) Krembs, C.
Description July had warm air temperatures, sunshine, and an abundant snowpack. Previous months had higher river flows (bringing freshwater) and weak upwelling (low delivery of saltier water) which resulted in very low salinities in Puget Sound, especially in the South Sound. Water temperatures are expected and warmer in Central Sound. Above normal sunshine has made Puget Sound biologically very active! Intense and unusual blooms color Hood Canal (coccolithophores) and south sound inlets. Large mats of organic material containing macro-algae drift at the surface. Many schools of fish are visible though jellyfish were absent.
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Keywords marine waters, Hood Canal, Puget Sound, dissolved oxygen
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