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Eops 2012 08_27

  1. 1. Eyes Over Puget SoundField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Surface Conditions Report August 27, 2012 Start here We have a new website (take a look) Up-to-date observations of visible water quality conditions in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca
  2. 2. Marine conditions from 8-27-2012 at a glance Field log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and SatelliteLONG-TERM MARINE MONITORING UNIT Personal flight impression p. 3 Jellyfish are on the loose in Budd Inlet, Laura Friedenberg large vortex in Rich Passage. Aerial photography p.5-23 Dr. Christopher High abundance of marcoalgae aggregations in Central Krembs Sound. Red-brown blooms in South Sound Inlets and parts of Central Sound. Jellyfish patches numerous and increasing in size in Sinclair and Budd Inlets. Ferry and satellite p. 24-26 Low-Moderate fluorescence and turbidity in Main Basin Dr. Brandon and Admiralty Inlet. Temperatures in Main Basin drop Sackmann below 15 °C, near-surface salinity >28 PSU Previous Eyes Over Puget Sound reports: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/mar_wat/eops/
  3. 3. Personal flight impression, 8-27-2012Field log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Marine Flight 3 (Central Sound) Budd Inlet was also very biologically active. We saw numerous patches of jellyfish and thick algal blooms in shades of red and brown. Another successful flight with pilot Joe Leatherman During the Central Sound flight a very interesting algal vortex caught jellyfish our eye. It was located in Rich jellyfish Passage and looked like a green, spiral-shaped bloom. Because we have never seen anything this large on previous flights, it was a great opportunity to take pictures. Jellyfish are on the loose in Budd Inlet Background image: Vortex of algae rich water in Rich Passage
  4. 4. New Long-term Marine Waters Monitoring Unit WebsiteField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Combined reporting of long-term monitoring products and present conditions Go to website Slideshow EOPS releases highlighting data products and the Marine Water Video of the Condition Index Marine Waters (MWCI) Unit activities Video and information onFind past conditions algal blooms for the watercolumn, surface and Video of long- mooring sites term nutrient trends
  5. 5. Summary: Aerial photography 8-27-2012Field log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite High abundance of marcoalgae aggregations in Central Sound. Red-brown blooms in South Sound Inlets and parts of Central Sound. Jellyfish patches are numerous and increasing in size in Sinclair and Budd Inlets. Start hereAlgal mats off Delano Road KP S – Carr Inlet Mixing and Fronts: 1 2 11 12 Fronts in Elliot Bay, Sinclair Inlet, Tacoma Narrows Front and Quartermaster Harbor. Suspended sediment: 5 6 11 12 Sinclair Inlet, Tacoma Narrows, Case Inlet Budd Inlet Plume and Commencement Bay. Visible blooms: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 Red-brown: Sinclair, Case , Budd, Eld, HendersonBloom in Eagle Harbor – Bainbridge Island Inlets, Squaxin Island and Quartermaster Harbor. Olive to green: Elliot Bay, Port Madison, Sinclair Bloom Inlet, Quartermaster Harbor, Eagle Harbor, Jarrel Cove (Pickering Passage). Macroalgae : Central Sound. Debris (unidentified) 2 3 8 9 11 12 Debris Abundant in Central Sound and usual locations in South Sound (Squaxin Passage, Case & Carr Inlets).
  6. 6. Field log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite High tides : 12:48 AM 3:43 PM, Low tides: 7:56 AM, 9:05 PM Aerial photography 15 navigation guide 1 2 3 4 5 Flight Information: Afternoon flight (round trip): 6 11 14 High visibility, windy, broken 13 cloud cover and reflections on the water. 7 12 8 9 Observation Maps: click here 10
  7. 7. 1 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and SatelliteA B ferry Bloom Macro Macroalgae. Location: Between Elliott Bay and Sinclair Inlet (Central Sound), 2:18 PM. A) Looking north towards Discovery Park. B) Looking south towards West Seattle.
  8. 8. 2 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Bloom boat Debris Bloom Green bloom. Fronts from different water masses and Dyes Inlet. Location: Sinclair Inlet (Central Sound), 2:24 PM.
  9. 9. 3 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Bloom ferry Bloom ship Debris Red-brown and turquoise bloom. Location: Sinclair Inlet (Central Sound), 2:26 PM.
  10. 10. 4 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Bloom Bloom ship Bloom jellyfish Red-brown, brown and turquoise bloom. Location: Sinclair Inlet (Central Sound), 2:26 PM.
  11. 11. 5 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite jellyfish Plume jellyfish Bloom jellyfish jellyfish Jellyfish, red-brown and turquoise bloom. Location: Sinclair Inlet (Central Sound), 2:26 PM.
  12. 12. 6 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and SatelliteA Bloom cloud shadowB C Bloom Bloom Red-brown bloom. Location: A) North Bay, B) Rocky Bay, C) Jarrell Cove, Case Inlet (South Sound), 2:37 PM.
  13. 13. 7 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Debris fish pens cloud reflections cloud reflections Red-brown and turquoise bloom. Location: Between Squaxin and Harstine Island (South Sound), 2:43 PM.
  14. 14. 8 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite cloud reflections Debris Red-brown and turquoise bloom. Location: Between Squaxin and Harstine Island (South Sound), 2:43 PM.
  15. 15. 9 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Bloom jellyfish Debris jellyfish Bloom cloud shadow jellyfish jellyfish cloud shadow Red-brown bloom, jellyfish and turquoise water (+ cloud reflections). Location: Budd Inlet (South Sound), 2:52 PM.
  16. 16. 10 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and SatelliteA Bloom cloud reflections cloud shadowB Bloom Red-brown bloom and turquoise bloom (+ cloud reflections). Location: A) Eld Inlet, B) Henderson Inlet (South Sound), 2:52 PM.
  17. 17. 11 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Debris Front Plume Front Bloom Structured surface water with distinct fronts. Puyallup plume appears south of Point Defiance. Location: Tacoma (Central Sound), 3:10 PM.
  18. 18. 12 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Plume Plume Puyallup River plume. Location: Commencement Bay, Tacoma (Central Sound), 3:11 PM.
  19. 19. 13 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Plume Bloom cloud shadow Red-brown and green bloom. Location: Quartermaster Harbor - Vashon Island (Central Sound), 3:13 PM.
  20. 20. 14 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Bloom Green bloom. Location: Quartermaster Harbor - Vashon Island (Central Sound), 3:14 PM.
  21. 21. 15 Aerial photography 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite ferry ferry Macro Large macroalgae aggregations. Location: Near Edmond (Central Sound), 3:27 PM.
  22. 22. Aerial observation maps, 8-27-2012 NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Central Sound South Sound 15 1 6 2 7 3 9 4 5 8 10 14 13 11 We had the opportunity to fly a complete loop without interruption. Maps are therefore only separated by location. 12 Numbers on map refer to picture numbers for spatial reference.
  23. 23. Legend to map annotations NavigateField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Comments: Maps are produced by observers during and after flights. They are intended to give an approximate reconstruction of the surface conditions on scales that connect to and overlap with satellite images in the section that follows.
  24. 24. Daily ferry and satellite observations in Central Sound, 8-27-2012 Field log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Contact: brandon.sackmann@ecy.wa.gov 27 August 27 August Current Conditions: Low-Moderate fluorescence and turbidity in Main Basin and Admiralty Inlet. Temperatures in Main Basin drop below 15 °C, near- surface salinity >28 PSU. --- Daily ‘Quick-Look’ Products Available --- (http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/mar_wat/eops/clipper.html)MERIS True Color image used for spatial context (19 February2011). Image is not coincident with ferry data shown on right.
  25. 25. Ferry & satellite observations, 8-1-2012 to 8-27-2012Field log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Warm near-surface temperatures inStrait of Juan de Fuca MODIS-Aqua (Daytime SST) promote widespread 16 Augphytoplankton bloom in mid-August.Strong bloom in Main Basin begins to fade over last few days as temperatures drop below 15 °C.
  26. 26. Ferry & satellite observations 8-1-2012 to 8-27-2012Field log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Warm near-surface temperatures inStrait of Juan de Fuca MODIS-Aqua (Chlor a) promote widespread 25 Augphytoplankton bloom in mid-August.Strong bloom in Main Basin begins to fade over last few days as temperatures drop below 15 °C.
  27. 27. Get data from Ecology’s Monitoring ProgramsField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite Long–Term Real–TimeMonitoring Network Sensor Network Ecology’s long-term marine monitoring stations Ferry and satellite : christopher.krembs@ecy.w brandon.sackmann@ecy.w a.gov a.gov Ferry track Morning flight Evening flight Access core Access mooring monitoring data: Freshwater Report: ftp://ecy.wa.gov/EAP/Freshwater data: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/a http://www.ecy.wa.gov/pr Report/Ambient_Monitoring- pps/eap/marinewq/mwda ograms/eap/mar_wat/.ht Monthly_Summary.html taset.asp ml
  28. 28. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to the Eyes Over Puget Sound email listserv by going to: http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=ECOLOGY-EYES-OVER-PUGET-SOUNDField log Water column Aerial photos Ferry and Satellite We are looking for feedback to improve our products. Dr. Christopher Krembs ckre461@ecy.wa.gov Marine Monitoring Unit Environmental Assessment Program WA Department of Ecology Many thanks to our business partners: Clipper Navigation, Swantown Marina and Kenmore Air.

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