A leader in research, outreach, and education for more than 45 years, Washington Sea Grant helps people to understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s oceans and coasts.

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Seattle Seawall Researcher Honored

The Seattle Aquarium honored UW’s Jeffrey Cordell at the annual Chairman’s Dinner for his work on the Seattle seawall.



Volunteers for SoundToxins learned about the latest research on harmful algal blooms at the annual SoundToxins training last week. Learn more about phytoplankton in Puget Sound.


Shellfish Aquaculture in Washington State: Final Report 

A new report providing the final results of WSG studies on the effects of evolving shellfish aquaculture on Washington’s marine ecosystems and economy is available (updated Jan. 5, 2016).



WSG News Blog

Read about recent research, education, and outreach activities on our WSG news blog.

The Coast Nerd Gazette
Sea Life

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Seattle Boat Show

Now – February 6: WSG is hosting a booth and sharing information with boaters on prevention of sewage spills. Come visit with us.


WSG Crab Team at Sound Waters

February 6: The Crab Team will give a class at Sound Waters 2016, with a presentation on invasive European green crab in Puget Sound.


Marine Weather Workshop

February 23: Learn to read the wind on Pacific Northwest waters.


First Aid at Sea Workshop

February 26: Be prepared for emergencies on water: Learn U.S. Coast Guard-approved skills including CPR, patient assessment, hypothermia, cold water survival, trauma and burns.


2016 Conference for Shellfish Growers

March 7-8: Register now for the 23rd annual Conference for Shellfish Growers. View the draft agenda for the conference.

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  • Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
    WSG’s one-year national policy fellowship from February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Fellows are placed with congressional staff or in a federal agency, working on national policy decisions affecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. Applications are now being accepted. 
  • Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries Graduate Fellowship
    Receive two- and three-year funding support for Ph.D. research in either population and ecosystem dynamics or marine resource economics. Applications are now being accepted.
  • NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
    Spend two years with state coastal zone programs on projects proposed by the states and selected by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. Applications are now being accepted.
  • Program Development
    WSG sets aside a portion of its federal budget for small grants that allow timely responses to new or changing needs and provide the capacity to plan and begin implementation in emerging program areas.