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Environmental Council of the States presented our marine programs with the Innovations Award for 2015. Learn more in Eyes Over Puget Sound.
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.
During Aug. 2015's Eyes Over Puget Sound monitoring flight, we saw massive blooms of jellyfish stretching hundreds of feet long.
Puget Sound waters were hit with a double-whammy. Late last year, "the Blob" was followed by an extremely warm winter, and the usual snowpack didn’t form in the mountains.
Abundant sun and unusually warm water temperatures fueled phytoplankton and zooplankton blooms in many areas during June 2015's marine flight.
The dumbbell worm is tiny, ranging from 15 to 20 millimeters long and about 5 millimeters wide. Its class, Polychaeta, are segmented worms within the phylum Annelida.
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