US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

Interactions: Water temperature and submerged aquatic vegetation density

Graph showing relationship between water termperature and sub-aquatic vegetation densityThis relationship shows that as average summer water temperature increases up-estuary, the density of eelgrass decreases. These data are from Willapa Bay and Coos Bay estuaries.

Contact information

Ronald Thom, Ph.D
360-681-3657

Marine Research Operations, PNNL
1529 W. Sequim Bay Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382