Thursday, October 11, 2012

Eyes Over Puget Sound for Oct. 8, 2012

By Sandy Howard, communications manager, Environmental Assessment Program

We’ve just posted the latest aerial photos of Puget Sound surface conditions taken on Oct. 8.

We continue to observe large red-brown blooms in finger inlets in South Sound, Quartermaster Harbor and the Kitsap Peninsula —in particular in Sinclair Inlet.

We had a successful air-to-ground collaboration with the Squaxin Tribe and the Sound Toxin Program that allowed us to address phytoplankton species blooming in Budd, Henderson Inlet and Sinclair Inlet.

Jellyfish patches are getting numerous and large in Budd Inlets and Henderson 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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