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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

View of a beach from up high on a coastal bluff, with a few exposed boulders, some rocky areas, and two people standing on beach

Whidbey Island Video Camera 1 Snapshot

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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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.

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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

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

Whidbey Island Video Camera 2 Snapshot

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. Please note that it takes 10 minutes for the images to be posted, once they are

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Western Fisheries Science News, February 2019 | Issue 7.2
February 14, 2019

Western Fisheries Science News, February 2019 | Issue 7.2 (pdf)

Western Fisheries Science News, February 2019 | Issue 7.2 (pdf)

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.

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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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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