Washington Sea Grant
Serving the people who manage, use and enjoy Washington's ocean and coasts
Events & Issues
- “Pumpout pirates” on the Prowl: WSG’s Aaron Barnett and Eric Scigliano continue to spread the clean-water message and cleaner, safer pumpout gear to boaters. On Friday, August 1, at the Seafair’s Lake Washington log boom, they’ll distribute hands-free pumpout adapters and free pumpout hookups (adapters also available at the Pumpout Washington booth, Fri-Sun). For more info, contact Aaron Barnett.
- First Stewards Symposium: WSG is proud to support the First Stewards symposium, “United Indigenous Voices Address Sustainability: Climate Change and Traditional Places.” The event assembles important indigenous voices to address the impacts of climate change on cultural values, such as food security, traditional knowledge and natural resources practices, rights and responsibilities, and cultural resource damage assessments.
- When the Stars Go Out Along the Coast. WSG's Eric Scigliano writes for Crosscut about sea stars, which are keystone predators, and how they are melting, leaving scientists "puzzled...and worried."
- Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Northwest. Along with a major update on our ocean acidification activities—including outreach, education and research at Sea Grant and beyond—we just published a new fact sheet, Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Northwest.
- What is the State of Your Oyster? WSG Water Quality Specialist Teri King is coordinating the annual collection program that gives beachfront residents an opportunity to investigate bacterial contamination in Hood Canal and throughout Puget Sound.
- Climate Adaptation Survey: Now available, the results from a survey of Washington state coastal practitioners and elected officials to understand their current role in climate change adaptation and the hurdles they face.