A Puget Sound seaweed cultivation project aimed at investigating the ability of kelp to help mitigate ocean acidificaiton was recently featured on 60 Minutes. This project is a collaboration between researchers at the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, University of Washington, NOAA, and Department of Natural Resources, and has just entered it's second field season.
Field Engineer Zoë Parsons found this awesome video from the UW Media Center's archived 16 mm film...
The 6th annual report on marine water conditions in Puget Sound is now available. This report contains a comprehensive look at Puget Sound marine conditions for the year 2016, including physical, chemical, and biological information ranging from large-scale climate variations to local biota monitoring.
The new Real-Time HABs website provides timely information on toxic harmful algal blooms in the Pacific Northwest. View the latest harmful algal bloom measurements from the Environmental Sample Processor (ESP), an underwater robot located on the NEMO mooring 13 miles off La Push, Washington.
A comprehensive look at Puget Sound marine conditions for the year 2015 is now available. Physical, chemical, and biological information ranging from large-scale climate variations to local biota monitoring are summarized to provide a thorough overview of Puget Sound conditions for 2015.
Univerity of Washington News
Scientists with the University of Washington and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration deployed a new tool this week that will constantly be on the lookout for harmful algal blooms and their toxins off the coast of La Push, Washington.
NOAA Ocean Service
NOAA, partners deploy experimental "robot" to measure paralytic shellfish toxins.
Oceanographers deployed a buoy in Bellingham Bay on Thursday that will chart the health of Puget Sound. It joins a half-dozen other buoys, but this is the only one in the north Puget Sound. It is equipped with several pieces of advanced technology that will monitor everything from salinity, temperature and weather changes.
UW School of Oceanography
The Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction, through its education partner the University of Washington, is deploying an oceanographic observing buoy in Bellingham Bay this week that will allow Northwest Indian College students both hands-on experience with the technology as well as the ability to study the data from their computers, through the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems, NANOOS.
A new buoy about two miles out in Bellingham Bay is collecting streams of data around the clock that scientists and students will use to monitor the health of north Puget Sound and the Salish Sea.