Unified Interior Regions

Washington

Washington's Puget Sound is a complex ecosystem directly adjacent to a robust metropolitan area that scientists from the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center study. Recent surveys have looked at juvenile surf smelt, a key link in the food web that are consumed by predators such as salmon, orca, and many marine birds. 

Western Fisheries Research Center

Western Fisheries Research Center

Research at the WFRC focuses on the environmental factors responsible for the creation, maintenance, and regulation of fish populations including their interactions in aquatic communities and ecosystems. 

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Washington Water Science Center

Washington Water Science Center

The Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States and the State of Washington.

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Worm Complex on the southeast flank of Mount St. Helens—Middle Kala...
September 28, 1979

Worm Complex on the SE flank of Mount St. Helens—Middle Kalama lava...

Worm Complex on the southeast flank of Mount St. Helens—Middle Kalama lava flows in center of image. Photo from September 28, 1979. Click to view larger image.

Measuring sturgeon length
January 1, 0000

Researcher measuring sturgeon length

Researcher measuring sturgeon length. Bottom trawl for young-of-year (YOY) indexing. Columbia River.

DFAT for Renibacterium salmonarum Thumb
February 26, 2020

WFRC BACT3 DFAT for Renibacterium salmoninarum (pdf)

Title: Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFAT) for the detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum in tissues

Number: BACT-3

Version: 02 Created December 14, 2011

Purpose: Detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum cells in fish tissues or culture

thumbnail image of a publication brief
September 17, 2019

Wiens, et al. 2019 (Strix owls AR) Publication Brief

Plain language summary of

Wiens, J.D., Dilione, K.E., Eagles-Smith, C.A., Herring, G., Lesmeister, D.B., Gabriel, M.W., Wengert, G.M., Simon, D.C., 2019, Anticoagulant rodenticides in Strix owls indicate widespread contamination of west-coast forests: Biological Conservation, v. 238, p. online, https://doi.org/

USGS
May 27, 2020

Naturally Occurring Uranium in Groundwater in Northeastern Washington

Naturally Occurring Uranium in Groundwater in Northeastern Washington State, PowerPoint presentation prepared by Sarah B. Dunn, U.S. Geological Survey, May 2020

MF-FAT for Renibacterium salmoninarum Thumb
February 26, 2020

WFRC BACT4 MF-FAT for detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum (pdf)

Title: Membrane-Filtration Fluorescent Antibody Text (MF-FAT) for the detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum

Number: BACT-4

Version: 02 Created January 10, 2012

Purpose: Detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum in fish fluids or broth culture

Topographic map, Mount St. Helens, C.E. 1919 annotated with locatio...

Topographic map, Mount St. Helens, C.E. 1919 annotated with locatio...

Due to the cataclysmic eruption of May 18, 1980, many of the locations annotated on this map are now either covered or no longer visible.

USGS
May 27, 2020

Is there uranium in your drinking water?

Is there uranium in your drinking water? Flyer prepared by Sarah B. Dunn, U.S. Geological Survey, May 2020

DNA extraction of Renibacterium salmoninarum Thumb
February 26, 2020

WFRC BACT5 DNA extraction of Renibacterium salmoninarum (pdf)

Title: DNA Extraction for PCR-based Detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum

Number: BACT-5

Version: 01 Created April 15, 2011

Purpose: Recommended DNA extraction procedure of fish tissues and ovarian fluids for PCR-based detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum

Mount St. Helens Crater Glacier...

Mount St. Helens Crater Glacier

Map of Mount St. Helens Crater Glacier created from LiDAR data acquired September 2009.

Western Fisheries Research Center

Western Fisheries Research Center

Research at the WFRC focuses on the environmental factors responsible for the creation, maintenance, and regulation of fish populations including their interactions in aquatic communities and ecosystems. 

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Washington Water Science Center

Washington Water Science Center

The Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States and the State of Washington.

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