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View from the San Juan Islands. Photo: Bureau of Land Management
A view near the newly established San Juan Islands National Monument.
Photo: Bureau of Land Management.

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April 2013 Issue

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NOAA report establishes Chinook monitoring framework

Drawing of Ocean Phase Chinook (king) salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)NOAA has released a draft report establishing a common monitoring and adaptive management framework for Chinook salmon recovery in Puget Sound.

The report was prepared and written by an independent coalition of scientists known as the Puget Sound Recovery Implementation Technical Team. The group is administered by the Puget Sound Partnership, and includes representatives from NOAA and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, as well as consultants and tribal organizations, with additional input from the Puget Sound Institute.

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UW Water Symposium is tomorrow, April 30th

The Center for Urban Waters hosts the 2013 University of Washington Water Symposium tomorrow, April 30th at the Seattle campus Husky Union Building. Themes this year include Water and Energy, Ocean Acidification and Climate Change and Adaptation. [More]

PSI news roundup

Encyclopedia of Puget Sound features new homepage design

We are pleased to announce the release of EoPS v. 2.0! View the updated Encyclopedia of Puget Sound homepage at: http://www.eopugetsound.org/. The page includes a new look and feel, updated navigation and regular features profiling the latest Puget Sound science.

Encyclopedia of Puget Sound homepage screenshot


Scaling the Ocean Health Index to Puget Sound

Ocean Health Index logoThe Puget Sound Institute and the Puget Sound Partnership co-hosted a panel earlier this month to discuss the Ocean Health Index (OHI) and its relevance to Puget Sound. The April 2nd panel was held at the Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma, and featured OHI project lead Ben Halpern of UC Santa Barbara. [More]


Celebrating the new San Juan Islands National Monument

San Juan Islands National MonumentLast month brought some important conservation news for the greater Puget Sound watershed. On March 25th, President Obama formally announced the establishment of the San Juan Islands National Monument, creating additional protection for almost 1000 acres of undeveloped federal land in the San Juan archipelago. [More]

Puget Sound Voices

Vern Morgas (second from the left) and friends

Media: Puget Sound scuba pioneer

Puget Sound science owes a debt to the researchers and explorers who got there first. We profile some of these important figures in an occasional series we call Puget Sound Voices.

Today we feature Vern Morgas, one of Puget Soundís first scuba divers. [More]