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


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Find out what is happening — from fresh seafood recipes to fellowship announcements — all on our news blog!

Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline

In case you missed it live, you can now watch the recording of Burke Museum’s virtual opening celebration of Ray Troll’s new exhibit.

Director’s Note: Looking Back on a Difficult Year

And looking ahead to celebrating 50 years of Washington Sea Grant!

Winter 2020–2021 Sea Star

Read the new issue of our print newsletter.

King Tides Are Here

It’s not too late to see king tides this winter while being safe.  Watch our video to learn more about these extremely high tides and how to view them safely and from a distance.

Puget Sound Marine Waters See Effect of Climate Change in 2019

A new report details the effects of a changing climate, and how these changes move through the ecosystem to affect marine life and seafood consumers.

Send Your Ideas: What Are the Best Pacific Northwest Oyster Stories?

WSG is revising and updating the popular book Heaven on the Half Shell: The Story of the Northwest’s Love Affair with the Oyster.

Statement of Solidarity from WSG Staff

We stand with the Black community during these painful times.

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January 9 & 23

Bellingham Dockside Market

Buy fish straight off the boats at Bellingham’s Squalicum Harbor between 10am – 2pm.

February 10-12

The Whale Museum’s Virtual Workshop

“Species in the Spotlight” workshop about the species highlighted by NOAA that are most likely going to go extinct in the near future and what on-going recovery efforts, research, and education efforts are underway to prevent their extinction.

March 1 – 2

Virtual Conference for Shellfish Growers

Save the date for this event rescheduled from 2020. Details coming soon!

Map of Puget Sound Area Showing Markers Where WSG Works

Where is Washington Sea Grant? 

Explore the Washington Sea Grant Story Map by clicking any point on the map – and learn what we are up to around the State!

Funding and Fellowships

Now Accepting Preproposals for the WSG 2021 Request for Proposals

We are now requesting proposals from investigators at academic, research and education institutions throughout the state of Washington. Preliminary proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, February 18, 2021.

Apply Now for the NMFS–Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

Fellows will gain experience working closely with NOAA experts on research of public interest and relevance to the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Apply Now for the 2022–2023 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Successful applicants are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government for a one-year paid fellowship in the Washington D.C. area.

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.