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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February 26, 2020

WFRC BACT6 nPCR test for detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum (pdf)

Title: Nested Polymerase Chain Reaction (nPCR) for the detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum

Number: BACT-6

Version: 01 Created April 15, 2011

Purpose: To detect nucleic acids from Renibacterium salmoninarum in DNA extracted from fish tissues or fluids using a nested PCR primer set

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.

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February 26, 2020

WFRC BACT7 qPCR for detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum (pdf)

Title: Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) for the detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum

Number: BACT-7

Version: 02 Created December 14, 2011

Purpose: To detect nucleic acids from Renibacterium salmoninarum in DNA extracted from fish tissues or fluids using quantitative PCR

Testing bathymetric equipment at Coldwater Lake, Mount St. Helens...

Testing bathymetric equipment at Coldwater Lake, Mount St. Helens

Adam Mosbrucker tests equipment (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, survey-grade RTK-GPS and a map-grade GPS) in preparation for a lake bottom survey.

Before the eruption of May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens' elevation wa...

Before the eruption of May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens' elevation wa...

Mount Adams elevation is 3,745 m (12, 286 ft). Mount St. Helens was the smallest of five major volcanic peaks in Washington State.

Looking upstream

Elwha River Sediment Monitoring - Looking Upstream

Looking upstream from the water supply diversion structure on the lower Elwha River. Image updated every 15 minutes.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in WA & OR 01/16/2020

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: City/Town Halls in WA & OR 01/16/2020

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. 

Go to Center

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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