Protection and Restoration of Marine Resources

  • algal bloomHealth of Puget Sound
  • Harmful algal blooms
  • Anoxic conditions

The study of conditions in Puget Sound and how the Sound may be affected by climate change, since precipitation changes will alter patterns of runoff and fresh water inflow.  Possible effects include an increased frequency of harmful algal blooms and larger areas with anoxic (oxygen-less) conditions.