Source: “Components of a Complete Eelgrass Delineation Report.” Posted by the Army Corps as <Components of Eeelgrass Delineation 20180109.pdf.> US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District. 9 Jan. 2018. Web. accessed 26 Jan. 2018. This document can be found by going to http://www.nws.usace.army.mil, then clicking on “Public Notices,” then clicking on “Jan 12, 2018: Eelgrass Delineation Guidelines (updated Jan 9, 2018)"
Summary: This document guides those applying for shellfish aquaculture permits in how to identify and how to avoid native eelgrass beds. This document also has good comparison descriptions and pictures of Zostera marina and Zostera japonica.
“Recovering the Southern Resident Killer Whale with Research and Conservation.” NOAA Fisheries, 15 Feb. 2017. Web. https://youtu.be/_MFQljQvbkw. Accessed 30 Aug. 2018.
This video is an excellent overview of what is affecting the whales’ behavior and survival. This source was located from Christopher Dunagan’s 30 Aug. 2018 “Watching our Waterways blog post titled “Focus on chinook salmon creates troubles for Southern Resident orcas.” https://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2018/08/30/focus-on-chinook-salmon-creates-troubles-for-southern-resident-orcas/). In this blog post, Dunagan discusses the Southern Residents’ specialization of eating primarily chinook salmon.
Forage Fish information and spawning map
Source last checked: 5 May 2017
Puget Sound Ecosystem
Encyclopedia of the Puget Sound https://www.eopugetsound.org/
Sea Level Rise
“Projected Sea Level Rise for Washington State” (PDF 10.4 mb)
Citation: Miller, I.M., Morgan, H., Mauger, G., Newton, T., Weldon, R., Schmidt, D., Welch, M., Grossman, E. 2018. Projected Sea Level Rise for Washington State – A 2018 Assessment. A collaboration of Washington Sea Grant, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, Oregon State University, University of Washington, and US Geological Survey. Prepared for the Washington Coastal Resilience Project. <http://www.wacoastalnetwork.com/files/theme/wcrp/SLR-Report-Miller-et-al-2018.pdf> accessed 4 Aug 2018.
Shoreline Animals and Plants
Guide to Shoreline Animals and Plants (“EZID Guides”)
Fabulous critter, seaweed, plant pictures/notes put together by Sound Waters Stewards
(formerly Island County Beach Watchers).”
Source last checked: 5 May 2017
- Coastal Atlas: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/
Map that uses layers to display different shoreline features and biology. Shoreline orthophotos can be found at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/tools/ShorePhotos.aspx
source last checked: 5 May 2017.
- Historic views of our shorelines (T-sheets): http://riverhistoryess.washington.edu/tsheets/framedex.htm.
“Click on a red dot for a particular map that you want to look at, and then you’ll see options for below the smaller image on the right. If you click the middle option ‘Original scanned image’ that will give a .zip file with a big TIFF image that you can explore and zoom in on.”
source last checked: 6 May 2017
Vimeo Video entitled "Drained: Urban Stormwater Pollution. This video is available at https://vimeo.com/51603152 , accessed 31 Aug 2016.