2015 Puget Sound Marine Waters Overview
The Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program released its fifth annual Marine Waters Overview this week. The report provides an assessment of marine conditions for the year 2015 and includes updates on water quality as well as status reports for select plankton, seabirds, fish and marine mammals.
According to the report, water temperatures in 2015 broke records throughout Puget Sound. The year also marked the worst on record for two distinct stocks of the region's Pacific herring. Download the full report (external link).