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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.



November 15

7th Annual Northwest Climate Conference

The annual Northwest Climate Conference is the region’s cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas relating to climate impacts and adaption.


November 17-19

Pacific Marine Expo Marine Trade Show

More than 450 exhibitors including non-profits, government agencies, equipment companies, propulsion, builders and suppliers gather to network.

WSG News Blog

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

The Coast Nerd Gazette

Sea Life