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Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.

Survival Cues in Native and Invasive Snails

Congrats to WSG’s Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist Emily Grason for research recently published in the American Naturalist on native and invasive snails. Her paper details cues that trigger prey defenses in seven species of snails. She found that native snails have more finely tuned fear reactions than invasive snails.

Congratulations to New Knauss Fellows

Congratulations to the five new Knauss Marine Policy Fellows from Washington State schools. Of the 125 applications across the country that applied for the coveted John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program this year, five of those 65 finalists were recommended by Washington Sea Grant, the most we have ever had accepted. 

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24th Conference for Shellfish Growers.

February 27–28


February 25

Orca Bowl 2017

Save the date for Washington State’s Ocean Knowledge Competition!

March 2

First Aid at Sea Workshop

Learn the skills to save a life at sea. WSG teams up with WSU Jefferson County Extension and the Northwest Maritime Center to co-sponsor a Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea course.

March 18

Diesel Engine Troubleshooting and Maintenance Workshop

Prevent and fix common problems. Learn to troubleshoot and maintain fuel, lubrication, electrical, cooling and exhaust systems in marine diesel engines.

March 19

Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop

Learn techniques to prevent common corrosion problems on your vessel from Kevin Ritz, Certified Master Marine Technician.

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2017 Request for Proposals

WSG is now requesting proposals for one- to two-year projects from investigators at academic, research and education institutions throughout the state of Washington. Preliminary proposals due: 5:00 p.m. PST, March 13, 2017.

Dean John A. 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 21, 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.