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Long-term changes in sediment

We monitor Puget Sound seafloor habitat, sediment, and invertebrate communities to understand the health of this important marine water estuary.

Seafloor research, reports, and findings

Scientists in life jackets and hard hats collect sediment samples from a boat with a stainless steel scoop, a Van Veen grab sampler.

Scientists collect sediment samples.

Our team of scientists is studying the habitat and sediment found on the seafloor of Puget Sound, and the communities of invertebrate animals that live there, in an effort to understand changes that are occurring over time.

Learn more by reading our annual reports outlining our research and findings.

Long-term reports

Sediment Quality - Long Term Monitoring (1989-2000) Sediment Chemistry - Long-Term Monitoring Quality assurance project plan — long-term monitoring Sediment quality — historical monitoring summary reports (1989-1995) Sediment quality — historical monitoring annual and data validation reports (1989-1992) Quality assurance project plan — historical monitoring (1989-1995)

Regional reports

Strait of Georgia San Juan Islands Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca Admiralty Inlet Whidbey Basin Central Puget Sound South Puget Sound Hood Canal