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Eyes Over Puget Sound: Surface Conditions Report August 28, 2017

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17-03-072August 2017
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Author(s) Krembs, C.
Description Warm air temperatures, abundant sunshine, and drier conditions persisted. River flows are lower in the north. Puget Sound waters are still fresher than in the past 17 years from the combination of abundant spring rain and weak upwelling bringing less salty water from the ocean. July upwelling was stronger, however. Warmer water temperatures are notable in parts of Central Sound, accompanied by large rafts of drifting macroalgae. Diverse blooms in colors of green, orange and red-brown are present in many inlets. Jellyfish abundance is lower this year. Find out how we assess if the benthos is changing.
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Keywords marine waters, Hood Canal, Puget Sound, dissolved oxygen
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