Thursday, August 30, 2012

Eyes Over Puget Sound for August 27, 2012

By Sandy Howard, communication manager, Environmental Assessment Program

This photo shows Sinclair Inlet in the central Sound.
Just out! New aerial photos from our marine monitoring program’s Aug. 27th overflight.

We saw extensive red-brown blooms in finger inlets in South Sound as well as Sinclair Inlet. Also, very green bloom in Quartermaster Harbor, macro-algae abundant in Central Basin.

And, we observed a spectacular Puyallup river plume in Commencement Bay extending into Tacoma Narrows.

Jellyfish patches are getting big in Sinclair Inlet and Budd Inlet.

Eyes Over Puget Sound” combines high-resolution photo observations with satellite images, en route ferry data between Seattle and Victoria BC, and measurements from our moored instruments.

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