A leader in research, outreach and education for nearly 50 years,
Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.


Shellfish Aquaculture in Puget Sound

WSG partnered with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and The Nature Conservancy, as well as the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and shellfish farms to use underwater video to gain insights on how marine life interacts with shellfish aquaculture.

New Story Map on European Green Crab in Puget Sound

Another Successful Year of the Tsunami Roadshow

WSG Tsunami Hazards Specialist Carrie Garrison-Laney visited coastal communities to discuss the science and dynamics of tsunamis, and what to do if one hits.

Joint WSG, CIG and ESS Team Recognized for Community Impact

The co-authors of a significant sea level rise report received an award from Dean Lisa J. Graumlich at the UW College of the Environment Spring Celebration.

June 27

Cephalopod Movie Night With Science Friday

Join Science Friday and Atlas Obscura Society Seattle for an evening full of cephalopods and the scientists who study and care for them.

June 28

Shellfish Aquaculture Educational Forum

Northwest Straits Foundation offers a public forum on shellfish aquaculture at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend.

July 6

Vashon-Maury Island Low Tide Celebration

Activities will include beach walks with Vashon Beach Naturalists, tours of the Point Robinson Lighthouse, water activities, and great food.

July 6

What is the State of Your Oyster?

Are your oysters healthy? WSG volunteers provide landowners evaluations of bacterial contamination for privately owned beaches in Hood Canal and throughout Puget Sound.

Our Northwest

Exceptionally beautiful and teeming with life, Washington State enjoys a unique marine environment and relationship with the sea. Washington Sea Grant works with communities, scientists, businesses and government to strengthen this relationship and ensure the responsible use of the marine resources in our Northwest. Read more about how Washington Sea Grant is providing resources to ensure the protection of our marine life, fisheries and shellfish.
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Funding and Fellowships

Applications closed for 2019 – 2020 Washington Sea Grant State Fellowship

Applications are closed for the WSG State Fellowship. This one-year paid fellowship program places highly motivated, qualified individuals with marine and coastal hosts offices throughout Washington.

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 implementing emerging programs.