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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Second Invasive Green Crab Found on Padilla Bay

Monitors caught a second invasive green crab in Padilla Bay, just weeks after finding one on San Juan Island, marking the second confirmation of this global invader in Washington’s inland waters. WSG and partners respond.

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!

Aaron MaryAnn and Lauren outreach table

Small Oil Spill Prevention 

Boaters received free oil spill prevention kits on San Juan Island marinas and at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, courtesy of Washington Sea Grant staff and partner WDFW. 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.


Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

For one year, fellows are placed with congressional staff or in a federal agency, where they study, implement, and even create marine policy.  Applications due: February 10, 2017.

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.



September 30

Kids’ Day at Oysterfest

Kids’ Day is a special OysterFest preview for local school children, featuring an array of hands-on activities, including touch tanks designed to help kids explore and explain the natural resource wonders of Mason County. Sponsored by Washington Sea Grant.

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 FisherPoets-in-Bellingham, sponsored by Washington Sea Grant.

WSG News Blog

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

The Coast Nerd Gazette

Sea Life