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Community Science Month is coming
Science isn’t just for professional scientists. In April we’ll explore some of the ways anyone can get in on the action.
Citizen scientists help Ecology monitor the environment
Every day we work closely with fellow Washingtonians to monitor and study our shared environment. Here are just a few examples of how we partner with citizen scientists throughout the state.
Eyes Over Puget Sound: Conditions still favorable for fish growth
During our monthly flight in October, we saw plumes of river water starting to flow into Puget Sound.
Ecology researchers study climate effects on Puget Sound food web

Unusual phytoplankton blooms caused by warm ocean water give scientists a glimpse into the future of marine life, from shellfish to whales.

Eyes Over Puget Sound; Sunny, warm, and colorful

Late summer 2017 brings warm air temperatures and drier conditions throughout Puget Sound. Streamflows in the region's northern rivers are lower than rivers in South Puget Sound.

Eyes Over Puget Sound: River flows above normal

Cooler and wetter conditions set the stage for a favorable supply of freshwater in June 2017.

Eyes Over Puget Sound: A look at 2016 in photos

Learn about how the global climate affects water quality, see the impacts warmer waters had on Puget Sound, and compare photos from flights throughout 2016.

Eyes Over Puget Sound: La Niña is here!

November 2016 surface-conditions report: heavy rains swelled Puget Sound rivers and streams to above-normal levels, so water temperatures, salinity, and oxygen improved.

Eyes Over Puget Sound: Finally getting back to normal

Environmental Council of the States presented our marine programs with the Innovations Award for 2015. Learn more in Eyes Over Puget Sound.

Eyes Over Puget Sound: Fall arrives with hordes of jellyfish

Fall 2015 is here, but our September Eyes Over Puget Sound flight showed us that Puget Sound is still at record-high water temperatures. We saw large groups, or "smacks" of jellyfish.

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