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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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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Tracking the advance of Crater Glacier at Mount St. Helens, Washing...

Tracking the advance of Crater Glacier at Mount St. Helens, WA

Information regarding volume and rates of advance for the crevassed Crater Glacier at Mount St. Helens, Washington, are extracted from Digital Elevation Models created from aerial photography. The red line shows the extent of Crater Glacier in 2012. Since 2012, the glacier has advanced about 50 m (160 ft) down the Loowit channel.

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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A very dark image showing a beach from up high on a cliff, just the glow of some waves can be seen.

Whidbey Island video camera 1 variance 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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May 19, 2020

Naturally Occurring Uranium in Groundwater in Northeastern Washington

Naturally Occurring Uranium in Groundwater in Northeastern Washington State

View of a beach from up high on a cliff, showing the variation or movement along the beach.

Whidbey Island video camera 2 variance 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 2 is shown here. Please note that it takes 10 minutes for the images to be posted, once they are

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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/

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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