Thursday, April 11, 2013

New “Eyes Over Puget Sound” for April 8

By Sandy Howard, communication manager, Environmental Assessment Program

Our cover photo shows the Skokomish River at Hood Canal.

For the last week, sunshine was sparse and rivers and air temperatures were warmer than expected due to prevailing southerly winds. Heavy rains caused long foam lines and large river plumes that were filled with sediment. Jelly fish patches persist in smaller bays.

Are higher oxygen conditions seen over the last two years starting to disappear?

We were busy in 2012 and spooled out 36 miles of line to deploy our equipment to explore the depths of our estuaries.

See the latest Eyes Over Puget Sound.

“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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