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Eyes Over Puget Sound: Surface Conditions Report – 2015 Year Review

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15-03-080December 2015
VIEW NOW: Eyes Over Puget Sound: Surface Conditions Report – 2015 Year Review (Number of pages: 32) (Publication Size: 9362KB)

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Author(s) Krembs, C.
Description The year 2015 in pictures: Jellyfish patches persisted through the entire year in response to the exceptionally warm water caused by the Blob. Sediment loads are high as snow melts fast in the winter of 2015. Unexpected phytoplankton species occur in some bays in spring. Noctiluca, jellyfish and macro-algae appear in high numbers when rivers drop to record-low flows in early summer. Low river flows slow the renewal of in Puget Sound throughout summer and fall and jellyfish patches reach record highs.
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Keywords marine waters, Hood Canal, Puget Sound, dissolved oxygen
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