Climate change and Puget Sound, it’s what you CAN’T see…

Literally… The signs are there, the plankton cycle is messed up, there is more algae and less diatoms (the diatoms are the good guys who die and feed the bottom, the algae dies and causes eutrophication)

It’s been several years since we saw the epic late summer vis, and even the dead of winter when we normally see our best vis, it seems cloudier.

I’ve been hesitant to go on record talking about this, but the data shows its not just my vivid imagination remembering the glory days of yesteryear.

There is a link between warmer weather and wetter winters and algae blooms. So when John Langeler of King 5 popped up in my inbox asking if I was available (in a couple hours) for a story he was doing this evening on climate change and ‘do you see any impact underwater’ I said its exactly the opposite, its what i can’t see underwater 🙂

Here’s the story that came of a rather impromptu interview 🙂   Well done Mr. Langeler!


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