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Eyes over Puget Sound: 2020 in Review

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21-03-070January 2021
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Author(s) Krembs, Christopher
Description The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 resulted in an information gap in our work between March and September. Our field crew restored full capacity and data collection, and aerial photography resumed in September.

Critters in the sediment and water are a testament that life continues in beautiful ways, and it’s worth going for a dive in Puget Sound when the water is clear.

Despite wildfires and a lot of smoke during a dry late summer, precipitation and flows of major rivers were as expected, or even above normal, for most of the year.

With volunteers sending in images on the water we can say that 2020 was a productive year for Puget Sound. Schools of herring were abundant, Noctiluca blooms were big and numerous, and large amounts of decaying organic material washed onto beaches.
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Keywords marine sediment monitoring, Marine Flights, benthic invertebrates, benthos, background, marine waters, aerial observations, marine conditions, Puget Sound, marine sediment, marine
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