Celebrating over 50 years of service in research, outreach and education.
Washington Sea Grant continues to help people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.


Sea Levels are Rising in Washington. What will the Shorelines of the Future be Like?

A new report from the Washington Coastal Resilience Project evaluates the trade-offs between strategies to managed the impacts of sea level rise.

Two UW Grads Announced as Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Congratulations to Caroline Potter and Kelsey Rudes!

Introducing the Community Engaged Internship Program

Meet the first Community Engaged Interns of WSG, Zachary Levitan.

Nicole Faghin, WSG Coastal Management Specialist, Retires

Best of luck in your next adventures, Nicole!

Who Brings Your Seafood to You? An Interview with Robert Sudar, Independent Salmon Distributor

Read our latest fisher profile, by former WSG Science Communications Fellow Maddie Hansen.

New Study: 2021 heat wave created ‘perfect storm’ for shellfish die-off

Partners with funding from Washington Sea Grant analyzed an uptick of dying and dead shellfish during the heat wave.

Watch: How to Avoid the Brown Shower

A short video from Pumpout Washington with important tips for pumping out your holding tank.

Washington Clean Vessel Act Program Expands Options for Boaters

Second mobile pompout vessel helps South Sound boaters protect waters from sewage pollution.

August 13

Explore Your Local Beach: Kitsap Memorial State Park

Join local naturalists out on the beach to observe the unique creatures that call the intertidal zone home. You’ll learn about invertebrates, tides, shoreline geology, birds, and how to identify these things on the beach.

August 17

Roundtable with California Current Ocean Acidification Network

Join us and the California Current Ocean Acidification Network (C-CAN) for a webinar about the mechanisms of Pseudo-nitzschia autralis bloom formation and toxicity during seasonal upwelling and marine heatwave scenarios.

September 9 -11

Northwest Wooden Boat Festival

We’ll be at the largest wooden boat festival in North America with a booth – visit us.


Listen to our Podcast

Find out what’s happening along our shorelines and coast. Listen to Coastal Café radio every other week to hear the latest about cutting-edge marine science and the people who live and work on the Washington coast.


WSG 50th Anniversary

Watch our Commemorative 50th Anniversary Video

This short video celebrates 50 years of service in Washington State.


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Funding and Fellowships

Science Communications Fellowship Applications Now Open

Washington Sea Grant Fellows work on a range of science communications projects over two quarters.

New NOAA Funding Opportunity

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced two federal funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention.

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.

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!