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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View of a beach from up high on a cliff, with some boulders and rocky areas visible during low tide.

Whidbey Island video camera 2 dark image

Video cameras overlook the coast along a beach on Whidbey Island, Island County at the northern boundary of Puget Sound in western Washington. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes. Today’s most recent image from camera 1 is shown here. Please note that it takes 10 minutes for the images to be posted, once they are

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Mount St. Helens Crater Glacier...

Mount St. Helens Crater Glacier

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

View from up high above a flat beach area where at low tide boulders and rocky areas are revealed.

Whidbey Island Video Camera 1 Timex

Video cameras overlook the coast along a beach on Whidbey Island, Island County at the northern boundary of Puget Sound in western Washington. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes. Today’s most recent image from camera 1 is shown here. The timex (time-exposure) image is a time average of all frames, smoothing away

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

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

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.

Quantitative Culture for Rs Image 1Thumb
February 26, 2020

WFRC BACT1 Quantitative Culture for Renibacterium salmoninarum (pdf)

Title: Culture of Renibacterium salmoninarum from Tissues and Ovarian Fluid

Number: BACT-1

Version: 01 Created April 19, 2011

Purpose: Culture of Renibacterium salmoninarum in fish tissues or ovarian fluids

Western Fisheries Science News, May 2019 | Issue 7.5
May 28, 2019

Western Fisheries Science News, May 2019 | Issue 7.5 (pdf)

Western Fisheries Science News, May 2019 | Issue 7.5

View from up high above a flat beach area lots of rocks and boulders, very little wave action.

Whidbey Island Video Camera 2 Timex

Video cameras overlook the coast along a beach on Whidbey Island, Island County at the northern boundary of Puget Sound in western Washington. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes. Today’s most recent image from camera 2 is shown here. The timex (time-exposure) image is a time average of all frames, smoothing away

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ELISA for Renibacterium salmoninarum Thumb
February 26, 2020

WFRC BACT2 ELISA for Renibacterium salmoninarum (pdf)

Title: Double polyclonal enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of Renibacterium salmonarium

Number: BACT-2

Version: 02

Purpose: To detect Renibacterium salmoninarum soluble antigen in fish tissues or fluids

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.

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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