Celebrating 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.


50 Years in Washington – Celebrate With Us!

Washington Sea Grant is celebrating 50 years of providing research, outreach, communications and education to Washington’s marine communities. Find out what activities we have in store.

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

WSG Research Identifies the Phytoplankton Behind Shellfish Die-Offs

Teri King and Nancy Nguyen of WSG and a team of researchers published a new paper about the cause behind shellfish die-offs that have occurred since the 1930s.

New Indigenous Aquaculture Website

The Cross-Pacific Indigenous Aquaculture Collaborative’s website will inform and bring communities together to enhance and grow sustainable coastal food systems.

WSG Crab Team Wins Award for Outstanding Community Impact

We are thrilled that Crab Team members Kate Litle, Jeff Adams, P. Sean McDonald, Emily Grason, Amy Linhart and Alex Stote received this honor!

WSG Student Assistant Abby Rogerson Honored as a Husky 100

Congratulations, Abby!

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August 14

Seattle Summer Cleanup 

Join Puget Soundkeeper for the third and final cleanup of the Seattle Summer Cleanup, a series of events focused on removing hundreds of pounds of debris from Seattle’s urban waters. On Saturday, August 14th from 11am-1pm, volunteers will be doing a walking cleanup at the West Seattle Bridge. Register today!

August 18

The Mussels Behind Community Science

Join Harbor WildWatch for an evening learning about how transplanted mussels are used to monitor pollution in the Puget Sound nearshore and how community science partners are essential in helping to survey this large geographic area.

August 22

State of the Oyster Study

Submit samples to help us understand bacterial contamination on privately owned beaches in Hood Canal and Puget Sound.


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.

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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

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.