A leader in research, outreach, and education for more than 40 years, Washington Sea Grant helps people to understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s oceans and coasts.



Seeding Clams for Next Season

750,000 manila clam seeds were sown in one day last Thursday at Penrose State Park as part of an ongoing partnership between WSG and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, where volunteers of every age were invited to participate in the seeding fun.


Hood Canal Beaches Closed to Shellfish Harvesting

High levels of marine biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning continue to crop up in Hood Canal, leading the state to close several beaches in Jefferson and Mason counties to shellfish harvest, many for the first time.


WSG News Blog

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




Wooden Boat Festival

September 11-13: Meet WSG staff and learn about our programs at the annual Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend.


Whatcom Water Weeks

September 12-26: A two-week celebration of all things water, from beach tours to cooking demos and a 5k Run with Chums. Sponsored by WSG and others. Learn more.


WSG to Host Kids’ Day at OysterFest

October 2: OysterFest is an annual south Sound celebration of local seafood fare and features a WSG Kids’ Day of fun and learning for hundreds of children.



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  • WSG Science Communications Fellowship   WSG’s two-quarter communications fellowship from September 30, 2015 – March 21, 2016. Applications are now closed. Fellows work on a range of communications projects and gain valuable experience as science communicators.
  • Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship
    WSG’s one-year state policy fellowship from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. Fellows team with mentors in state government or an NGO host office, working on ocean, coastal science and management issues
  • WSG 2015 Request for Proposal (RFP)
    WSG’s biennial competition to fund research and workforce development projects for February 2016 through January 2018
  • Program Development
    WSG sets aside a portion of its federal budget for small grants.

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