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POSTER: The Changing Benthic Community in Puget Sound’s Commencement Bay from 1989-2014

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15-03-014May 2015
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Author(s) McIntyre, B., S. Weakland, V. Partridge, and M. Dutch
Description This study investigates how the Puget Sound macrobenthic communities in Commencement Bay have changed over time from 1989 to 2014. The macrobenthic community has many important ecological functions, so understanding the structure of these communities and how they may be changing over time is critically important for conservation efforts.

The Department of Ecology’s Marine Sediment Monitoring Team collected specimens in Commencement Bay as part of the annual sediment quality monitoring work conducted in partnership with the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP).

This poster was presented at the Pacific Estuarine Research Society conference, March 20-21, 2015, in Seattle, Washington.
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Keywords Commencement Bay, Puget Sound, marine sediment, benthic
WEB PAGE Scientific descriptions of species: benthic invertebrates in Puget Sound

2014 Addendum to Quality Assurance Project Plan: The Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program: Sediment Monitoring at Long-term Stations and in Admiralty Inlet and Commencement Bay

Urban Waters Initiative, 2008: Sediment Quality in Commencement Bay

Urban Waters Initiative 2008: Sediment Quality Changes in Commencement Bay Since 1999 (Summary document)

Focus on Puget Sound’s Urban Bays: Sediment Quality in Commencement Bay, 1999 to 2008

Quality Assurance Project Plan: The Puget Sound Assessment and Monitoring Program Sediment Monitoring Component.

Temporal Monitoring of Puget Sound Sediments: Results of the Puget Sound Ambient Monitoring Program, 1989-2000