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


Russell Callender named director of Washington Sea Grant

We are excited to announce that Dr. Callender will join us September 2018.

Five UW Graduates Selected for 2019 Knauss Fellowship

They will work in Washington, D.C. to develop and implement policies on ocean and coastal management, fisheries and marine resources. Congratulations to each of them!

Invasive Crab Found at Two New Sites

A live European green crab was captured at Lagoon Point on south Whidbey Island, and a shell was found at Fidalgo Bay.

Update on National Sea Grant Funding

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed a bill that would fund the National Sea Grant program for fiscal year 2019.

Become an Otter Spotter!

Woodland Park Zoo, with help from Washington Sea Grant, is studying North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) populations to better understand their relationships within Washington State ecosystems. Learn the difference between river otters, sea otters and other semi-aquatic mammals in this four-page brochure.


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July 24

SEA Discovery Center “Discovery Days”

Enjoy story time, learning through exploration, and children’s art projects every Tuesday this summer.

July 25

Shoreline Monitoring Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer to collect some shoreline profile data at the Powel property on Bainbridge Island. 

July 25

SEA Discovery Center Summer Lecture

Offered every Wednesday evening this summer. This week’s talk is on “What’s Happening to the Sea Stars?”

July 28

COASST Marine Debris Training

Participants will learn how to survey local beaches and collect data on the characteristics and location of marine debris.

Our Northwest

Exceptionally beautiful and teaming with life, Washington State enjoys a unique marine environment and relationship with the sea. Washington Sea Grant works with communities, scientists, businesses and government to strengthen this relationship and ensure the responsible use of the marine resources in our Northwest. Read more about how Washington Sea Grant is providing resources to ensure the protection of our marine life, fisheries and shellfish. 

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Funding and Fellowships

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.