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Eyes Over Puget Sound: Surface Conditions Report — June 2019

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19-03-073June 2019
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Author(s) Krembs, Christopher
Description Warm and dry conditions this spring are predicted to persist into summer, resulting in saltier and warmer than normal Puget Sound water conditions. Early upwelling and a premature melt of the snowpack means nutrient-rich ocean water likely already entered Puget Sound. This sets the stage for a lot of biological activity. From the air, it is obvious that the productive season is in full swing. We saw large algae blooms in Central Sound along with abundant Noctiluca. Huge numbers of anchovies were documented in Case Inlet and other finger inlets in South Sound, attracting hundreds of marine mammals.
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Keywords marine shoreline, Marine Flights, marine beaches, climate impacts, marine monitoring, marine issues, aerial observations, Eyes Over Puget Sound, puget sound watershed, Puget Sound, marine, climate change
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