HomePrograms and ServicesAquaticsAquatic Science. They are also piling up on beaches in South and Central Puget Sound and Whidbey Basin. Lead author: Encyclopedia of Puget Sound climate change topic editor Amy Snover. This provides a visual picture of the health of Puget Sound, which they call Eyes Over Puget Sound or EOPS. Scientists are increasingly alarmed by its potential to devastate already compromised populations of species in Puget Sound. The Washington Department of Natural Resources is studying new ways of increasing ecologically important eelgrass habitat in Puget Sound. Environmental samplers may provide early detection of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Puget Sound. In 2006, ESRP was established by the Legislature, which appropriated capital funds to habitat restoration and protection projects in Puget Sound. The decaying seawall along Seattle’s waterfront is providing scientists with an opportunity to improve long-lost habitat for migrating salmon. Washington State's ocean acidification initiative began with the launch of Governer Christine Gregoire's Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification in December 2011. Co-author: Encyclopedia of Puget Sound topic editor Joe Gaydos. 2008, Van Cleve 2009). Airborne multispectral sensor data was collected at four (4) meter resolution to distinguish eight (8) intertidal vegetation types. The Nearshore Habitat Program monitors and evaluates the status and trends of marine vegetation for DNR and the Puget Sound Partnership. Toxics research that changed Puget Sound history. The National Marine Fisheries Service has released a Draft Biological Report proposing designation of critical habitat for yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish, and bocaccio in the Salish Sea. The answer will affect future strategies for protecting one of the ecosystem’s most critical saltwater plants. What they are finding is bringing kelp to the forefront of Puget Sound's environmental concerns. Though pelagic in winter, puffins gather on islands and headlands during spring and summer to breed and raise their young. Although overall eelgrass abundance appears to be stable in Puget Sound, some local areas are showing declines. The Puget Sound Model was designed and built in the early 1950s at the University of Washington School of Oceanography as a research and teaching tool for understanding Puget Sound circulation patterns. Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project: http://www.pugetsoundnearshore.org/technical_reports.html. Sixty scientists, graduate students, and fisheries policy experts convened; showcasing ongoing research, conservation, and management efforts targeting forage fish from regional and national perspectives. In the end, the council listed 50 “priority species” for action, including five marine animals and two marine plants, along with one virus that infects fish. A 2015 article in the journal Environmental Science and Technology presents additional isotopic evidence that glaucus-winged gulls in the Salish Sea are shifting their diets from marine to terrestrial sources due to human impacts. In part two of this two-part series, researchers at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle say the complexities of the salmon life cycle require new coordination among scientists. So far, recovery of the species has fallen short of that goal, but transplanting efforts are showing promise. If you are lucky, you might see the kelp humpback shrimp, a master of camouflage. Forage fish occupy every marine and estuarine nearshore habitat in Washington, and much of the intertidal and shallow subtidal areas of the Puget Sound Basin are used by these species for spawning habitat. The number of species of concern in the Salish Sea is growing at an average annual rate of 2.6%, according to a report published in the proceedings of the 2016 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Vancouver, B.C. Paper: Citizen science reveals an extensive shift in the winter distribution of migratory Western Grebes, About the Eyes Over Puget Sound monitoring program, Interacting coastal based ecosystem services— recreation and water quality in Puget Sound, Report: Sediment quality in Central Puget Sound, Influence of sex and body mass on harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) diving behavior, Photos: Swinomish shellfish harvesting and research, Database: Transport and fate of nutrient and pathogen loadings into nearshore Puget Sound, NOAA report establishes Chinook monitoring framework, Puget Sound Chinook Salmon recovery: a framework for the development of monitoring and adaptive management plans, Report: Stock assessment for Bocaccio in British Columbia waters for 2012, Sweetening the waters - the feasibility and efficacy of measures to protect Washington’s marine resources from ocean acidification, PSI review finds minimal evidence for human impacts on Hood Canal hypoxia, An overview of Shoreline armoring in Puget Sound, Intentional and unintentional introduction of invasive and non-native species, Ecosystem models expand our understanding of the Salish Sea. They included terrestrial plants and animals, aquatic plants and animals (both freshwater and saltwater), insects and diseases. The law mandates cleanup plans to address pollution and other water-quality problems. Biologist Tessa Francis reports on a new study that may provide insight into the health of one of the region's most iconic forage fish. This program features free workshops, ... learn how to manage your landscape for slope stability and wildlife habitat, ... on the Sunlight Shores nearshore restoration project. This article looks at Puget Sound's geologic history as well as dynamic factors such as the flow of its rivers and currents. Puget Sound is the second largest estuary in the United States. This toxic algae is expected to increase as the climate changes, bringing with it new and potentially more severe outbreaks of shellfish poisonings. Among 30 otter carcasses collected in San Juan County, Washington, analysis indicates that car collisions and gunshots were the most common causes of mortality. the ecological impacts of disease in Puget Sound. A 2017 paper in the journal Aquatic Mammals reports that harbor seals in the Salish Sea are less concerned about predators when they become habituated to humans. Audio recordings of rhinoceros auklets on Protection Island. This 2008 report highlights the vision and accomplishments of ESRP in advancing an ecosystem restoration strategy in Puget Sound to restore the ecosystem processes that are essential for a self-sustaining coastal ecosystem. Some introduced species can produce toxins that accumulate in shellfish or by directly infecting the human body. A 2016 paper in the journal Oecologia describes how individual herring populations in Puget Sound exhibit a portfolio effect, collectively influencing and stabilizing the region’s population as a whole. The Puget Sound Update is a technical report that integrates results of PSAMP and other scientific activities in Puget Sound focused on marine life and nearshore habitat, marine and freshwater quality, and toxic contamination. Based on the historical prevalence of nutrient pollution, shellfish closures, and phytoplankton blooms in commercial and recreational shellfish growing area, the project focused on three nearshore sites--the Hamma Hamma (WRIA 16), Dosewallips (WRIA 16) and Samish (WRIA 3). The PSAMP is a long-term effort to investigate environmental trends, improve decision-making and prevent overlaps and duplication in monitoring efforts. The University of Washington Puget Sound Institute and Stanford University in collaboration with the Hood Canal Coordinating Council report on efforts to select human wellbeing indicators relevant to natural resource management in the Hood Canal watershed. Researchers are trying to determine which chemicals in stormwater are contributing to the deaths of large numbers of coho salmon in Puget Sound. A September 2016 report from the University of Washington Puget Sound Institute provides an overview of key products, results, and recommendations presented in three previous reports reviewing 50 projects from the first four years of the Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Grant Program. This is the second annual Puget Sound Update. Subsequently, Park managers from the Southwest Alaska Network (SWAN) recognized that the program we designed for the Exxon Valdez Trustee Council fit their Vital Signs needs and a new partnership was established to implement long term monitoring in the nearshore marine habitat of the SWAN parks. Download the report. PMEP is a consortium of organizations focused on West Coast fish habitat in the region’s estuaries and nearshore … After an almost complete collapse in the 1970s, harbor porpoise populations in Puget Sound have rebounded. Eelgrass habitat should be protected in near-shore habitats, especially those frequented by juvenile salmon, or close to salmon-bearing streams. Clam gardens could help First Nations in British Columbia and Washington state address issues of climate change and food sustainability. Encyclopedia of Puget Sound is published by the Puget Sound Institute at the UW Tacoma Center for Urban Waters. The Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP) is providing details on the effectiveness of armor-removal projects at 49 study sites. Some studies point to disease as a central factor in that incident and potentially other large seabird die-offs along the coast. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has published a comprehensive set of guidelines for managing shoreline development such as bulkheads and seawalls. The symposium was held on September 12–14, 2012, at the University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories campus. When and where will we see the impacts of climate change in Puget Sound? New discoveries of non-native green crabs in Puget Sound have highlighted that concern here at home, but invasive species can impact more than just the food web. A 2018 article in the journal Restoration Ecology reports on efforts to identify potential restoration sites using simulation modeling, a geodatabase for spatial screening, and test planting. This report briefly describes PSAMP, explains the significance of each type of monitoring, and discusses the results. Scientists say low marine survival rates threaten Puget Sound coho salmon populations. Although these cool temperatures are good for herring, temperatures are close to the survival limits for anchovies. But it turns out that in many cases erosion is actually a good thing — crucial, according to scientists — because it provides the sand and gravel needed for healthy beaches. Pinto abalone are the only abalone species found in Washington State. The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. November 13, 2020 and proceed chronologically through the agenda. The following is a brief review of some of these algae and their effects. This Puget Sound Update is the eighth report of the Puget Sound Ambient Monitoring Program (PSAMP) since the program was initiated in 1988 by the State of Washington. "Our coasts and oceans routinely experience significant environmental crises," writes Dr. Usha Varanasi, who makes a case for staying ahead of the curve and "frontloading the science." This monitoring program is satellite- and aerial-imagery-based, covering large river, floodplain, delta, and nearshore … The authors of a 2019 paper published in Science Advances document the rapid, widespread decline of sunflower stars and discuss the ecological implications of losing this important subtidal predator species. The purpose of SSEA’s Nearshore Fish Habitat Evaluation Project is to inventory fish habitat in selected nearshore areas of Severn Sound and produce a Fish Habitat Management Plan that will provide local planning authorities and review agencies with current information on nearshore habitat conditions. The search for why large numbers of spawning coho salmon have been dying in Puget Sound's urban streams goes as far back as the 1980s and culminated this year with the discovery of a previously unidentified chemical related to automobile tires. This program, initiated in 1989, is one component of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program, a collaborative effort dedicated to monitoring environmental conditions in Puget Sound. A July 2016 report from the University of Washington Puget Sound Institute summarizes and reviews 10 EPA-funded projects focusing on Puget Sound's marine and nearshore environments. This article was prepared as part of the 2015 Puget Sound Fact Book produced by the University of Washington Puget Sound Institute. The workshop to review conditions during 2014 took place at the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, B.C. The Pathogens Prevention Reduction and Control agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington State Department of Health focuses on the prevention and reduction of pathogen pollution in Puget Sound through the management of human and animal waste. A 2015 paper in the journal Ecological Economics evaluated “personal use” and subsistence use of seafood among commercial operators in Washington and California, as well as the extent, range, and species diversity of noncommercial wild ocean seafood subsistence harvests. Lead author: Encyclopedia of Puget Sound climate change topic editor, http://www.pugetsoundnearshore.org/technical_reports.html, Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project, Timeline: The search to find a chemical that kills coho salmon in urban streams, Scientists hunt down deadly chemical that kills coho salmon, Probing for answers to control seal populations, Causes of mortality in marine-foraging river otters, Seawall removal reaps benefits of Elwha recovery, Prey-related asphyxiation in harbor porpoises. The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest brings together more than 230 extraordinary images of the Salish Sea. The Salish Sea Hydrophone Network and Orca Network are two citizen science projects dedicated to furthering our understanding of abundance, distribution, behavior, and habitat use by the endangered population of Southern Resident Killer Whales, also called orcas. The Salish Sea Model is used to predict spatial and temporal patterns in the Salish Sea related to factors such as phytoplankton, nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen. The Shoreline Monitoring Toolbox standardizes approaches to tracking the status and health of shoreline environments in Puget Sound. Harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) are one of the most frequently sighted cetaceans in the Salish Sea. Field notes: Are Puget Sound herring limited by loss of eelgrass? A 2014 paper in the journal PLoS ONE examines differences between foraging behavior of harbor seals based on haulout site locations, seasons, sexes and times of day. The NMFS developed a Nearshore Habitat Values (NHV) model to allow for consistently assigning habitat values for PS Chinook and HC summer-run chum in nearshore habitats in the PS and HC. A new report from the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program says climate change altered the base of Puget Sound's food web in 2018, diminishing microscopic phytoplankton necessary for marine life. Download the full report and supporting data. In March we approached the coldest water temperatures of the year. A master's thesis prepared at Western Washington University discusses the impact of harbor seals on fish stocks in the San Juan Islands, where the seals are a year-round predator. They removed a large seawall along the Salish Sea shoreline and discovered that sediment from the dam removal had huge benefits for their project. Guest editors include Encyclopedia of Puget Sound topic editor Kelly Biedenweg and Puget Sound Science Panel co-chair Katharine Wellman. Puget Sound herring reproduction is not limited by the amount of suitable spawning vegetation, according to a November 2014 paper in the journal Marine Ecology. As a result, rivers gages are lower than expected, a pattern that has continued since last year. This study provides Sound-wide estimates of nearshore habitat distribution, and abundance. The findings are important for understanding the conservation status of these previously unknown populations. Puget Sound Eelgrass Monitoring Data Viewer, 2016 Salish Sea Toxics Monitoring Review: A Selection of Research, Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) tolerance to vessels under different levels of boat traffic, Finding a strategy to accelerate Chinook recovery, Bringing the shellfish back: How Drayton Harbor overcame a legacy of pollution, Study says predators may play major role in chinook salmon declines, Eelgrass in Puget Sound is stable overall, but some local beaches suffering, Puget Sound marine and nearshore grant program results, final analysis report, Shoreline Armoring in an inland sea: Science-based recommendations for policy implementation, A review of Puget Sound marine and nearshore grant program results, Part 3, Concerns rise over rogue chemicals in the environment, Devastating transboundary impacts of sea star wasting disease on subtidal asteroids, Salish Sea snapshots: Invasive species and human health, Second invasive green crab found in Puget Sound, Salish Sea snapshots: Plastics in fish may also affect seabirds, Green crabs could impair Puget Sound shellfish operations, Building a baseline of invasive species in Puget Sound, Invasive marine species: Washington state priorities, A review of Puget Sound marine and nearshore grant program results, Part 2, Salish Sea snapshots: Detecting harmful algal blooms, Advances in technology help researchers evaluate threatened Puget Sound steelhead, Mystery remains in deaths of young salmon, Contaminants higher in resident 'blackmouth' Chinook, The growing number of species of concern in the Salish Sea suggests ecosystem decay is outpacing recovery, Conference snapshot: The number of species of concern in the Salish Sea is growing steadily, State guidelines offer new approaches to shoreline protection, Sources of sand: maps show crucial “feeder bluffs”, Studies point to gap in permits for shoreline armoring, Shoreline restoration turns to private property owners, Spawning habitat for forage fish being lost to rising tides, Forage fish are losing places to lay their eggs, Shoreline armoring's effect on the food web, Disappearance and return of harbor porpoise to Puget Sound, Contaminants of emerging concern in a large temperate estuary, Population diversity in Pacific herring of the Puget Sound, Water and nutrient circulation in Puget Sound, Conjoined fetal twins in a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina). In the Skagit watershed, the scientists — and the fish — are among those leading the way. Juvenile Puget Sound Chinook salmon spend their first critical months in saltwater feeding and growing in the sheltered water of nearshore habitat. This report documents how Washingtonians have responded to the challenges of protecting and restoring salmon and steelhead to healthy status. But could a proposed port expansion in Vancouver threaten this slimy resource? In 2011, the State of Washington set a restoration target to increase eelgrass abundance by 20% in Puget Sound by 2020. By the end of 2010, the PSP Science Panel’s efforts had reached the stage where an independent review by the WSAS (Washington State Academy of Sciences) was timely and useful to help guide its future indicator development efforts. The entire document is included as a PDF with this summary. The growth and survival of young salmon in streams, river deltas and floodplains are seen as crucial pieces of the salmon recovery puzzle. These activities have damaged the underlying processes that form beaches, keep rivers, estuaries, and forests healthy, and support species. Detritus, or dying or decaying matter, is a central component of the nearshore food web in Puget Sound. A 2015 report from the Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County describes a pilot watershed characterization study focusing on the Terrell Creek and Birch Bay areas. 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Toxic chemicals have been showing up in Puget Sound fish for more than a century, but consistent testing over the past 30 years has helped to reveal some unusual patterns of pollution. Scientists are just starting to understand the extent of these losses. nearshore habitats of the Strait-complete with nearshore handout- for the Dungeness River festival. The list was prepared as part of the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Marine Sediment Monitoring Program (MSMP). This synoptic inventory includes more than 50 habitat characteristics, including physical features such as shoreline type, vegetation types such as kelp and eelgrass, and anthropogenic features such as bulkheads. This paper uses water quality data to examine the relationship between environmental condition and recreational use of parks in Puget Sound. The Puget Sound Marine Waters 2011 report is now available. New research shows that warmer and more acidic oceans could lead to shorter embryos and higher respiration in Pacific herring. A 2014 paper in the journal Aquatic Mammals examines coastal river otter predation on rockfish at three islands in the Salish Sea. Approximately every two years, the SeaDoc Society prepares a list of species of concern within the Salish Sea ecosystem. The authors hypothesize that these factors may help explain the variability in diet among harbor seals observed at different haul-out site groups in the Salish Sea. It finds that management policies can benefit from increasingly collaborative planning with a focus on multiple benefits such as flood control, salmon recovery, recreation and resilience to climate change. A Washington State Department of Ecology report establishing benthic indicators for Puget Sound. Protection Island, a National Wildlife Refuge in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, provides important habitat for seabirds and marine mammals. Sediment health in Central Puget Sound has shown a recent steep decline, according to a report by the Washington Department of Ecology. This report has been prepared in response to the Washington State Legislature’s request to evaluate efforts to protect Puget Sound. Benthic macrofauna are known to be good indicators of the status of marine environments, and benthic indices are often used as an assessment tool. The Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP), along with partners from the US EPA Columbia River Program and USGS Oregon Water Science Center, have developed a framework for prioritizing monitoring of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in the Pacific Northwest. Environmental engineers and chemists at the University of Washington Tacoma have identified a mysterious compound implicated in the deaths of large numbers of coho salmon in Puget Sound. Invasive species are considered a top threat to the balance of ecosystems worldwide. 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