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POSTER: Eyes Under Puget Sound: Monitoring and Identification of Benthic Invertebrates of the South Sound

 
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16-03-041October 2016
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Author(s) Burgess, D., A. Eagleston, M. Dutch, V. Partridge, and S. Weakland
Description Sediment-dwelling invertebrates, known as benthos, are an important part of the Puget Sound food web and are key biological indicators of estuary health.

Since 1989, benthic assemblages have been tracked throughout Puget Sound by the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Marine Sediment Monitoring Program (MSMP).

This presentation focuses on the dominant benthic species occurring in the South Sound and patterns observed in these species in relation to other regions of Puget Sound. We also describe approaches to quality control and standardization taken by MSMP taxonomists to ensure that species are consistency and accurately identified over time.

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Keywords benthic invertebrates, marine monitoring, benthos, South Puget Sound, Puget Sound, marine sediment
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