Friday, September 14, 2012

Eyes Over Puget Sound for Sept. 11, 2012

By Sandy Howard, Communication Manager, Environmental Assessment Program

We’ve got new aerial photos of Puget Sound surface conditions from Ecology’s Sept. 11 flight.

Strong sunshine, warm days, and cool nights have characterized the past week.

Extensive red-brown blooms continue in Inlets of South and Central Sound. Jellyfish are increasing in number and aggregate sizes.

We found low-to-moderate fluorescence and turbidity in Central Sound and Admiralty Inlet.

Wind has been off the land except in the north by Bellingham. River flows are below normal.

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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