As part of our Long-Term Marine Sediment Monitoring Program, we evaluate the health of six urban bays in Puget Sound by monitoring sediments in:
Studying critters in urban sediments
Urban bays are bays near population centers, making them subject to many pressures, including pollution. We monitor the benthic (bottom) habitat and invertebrate community in six Puget Sound urban bays. We compare results over space and time to monitor the changing conditions in Puget Sound health.
The most recently published reports for the six bays are below:
Marine Monitoring Unit Supervisor