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

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NASA Shares Photo of Hood Canal Algal Bloom

NASA Earth Observatory posted a photo on their website of a recent phytoplankton bloom in Hood Canal, taken by our own Marine Water Quality Specialist Teri King. Congrats Teri!

Summer Campaign on Oil Spill Prevention Goes to San Juan Island

Over 200 San Juan Island boaters recently received free oil spill prevention kits, courtesy of Washington Sea Grant staff, during a week on the docks at Friday Harbor Marina. Learn more.

Where Are They Now?

WSG highlights past fellows as part of the 50th anniversary of the National Sea Grant College Program. Find out where a few of those fellows are today.


August 28

Keep Your Well Water Safe

Coordinated by WSG, the Well Education and Testing program helps you evaluate the health of your well and keep your drinking water safe.

August 28

State of the Oyster Study

The public is invited to take a look at bacterial contamination on their privately owned beaches in Hood Canal and throughout Puget Sound.

September 30

A Night of Poetry – and Fish

Stroll through downtown Bellingham and listen to old salts and other local fishers read poems, stories and sing sea shanties in the First Annual Fisher Poets-in-Bellingham, sponsored by Washington Sea Grant.


Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship

For one year, fellows are teamed with mentors in host office in Olympia, Tacoma or Seattle, working on ocean and coastal science and management issues.

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.


WSG News Blog

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

The Coast Nerd Gazette

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