Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Eyes Over Puget Sound on May 12, 2014
By Sandy Howard, communication manager, Environmental Assessment Program

We took to the air again on Monday.  Our cover shows a view we saw of Goose Island off Friday Harbor. You can see Lopez Island in the background.

At the water surface, we saw blooms and large debris lines in Bellingham, Padilla, and Samish bays, Hood Canal, East Sound, and the Straits, as well as the finger inlets of South Sound.

We also saw large amounts of sediment-laden water from Port Susan are flowing into the Central Basin.

We observed turquoise water mixing to the surface in places around the San Juan Islands.

After some trouble-shooting of the hardware and communication system, we will resume collecting Victoria Clipper data next week.

We hope you enjoy our May 12, 2014, 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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