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.


A New Symposium to Work Towards Equity and Justice in Environmental Fields

The Salish Sea Equity and Justice Symposium, to be held November 14-15, 2019, aims to center historically marginalized and underrepresented voices while creating space for ongoing dialogues.

Three Washington Graduate Students Selected for the 2019 NMFS–Sea Grant Fellowship

University of Washington doctoral students John Best, Megan Feddern and Maia Sosa Kapur have been awarded research opportunities in either population and ecosystem dynamics or marine resource economics.

Director’s Note: The Challenges of Coastal Resiliency

WSG Director Russell Callender on the consequences of a warming planet to those who work and live on the coast.

How Your Sunscreen Harms Water Quality

The products we use on our skin, hair and nails can cause harm to the animals and people that depend on healthy local waters. Learn more on our blog.

New Pumpout Facility Serves Recreational Boaters in the San Juan Islands

The Shaw Island General Store is now equipped with sewage pumpout facilities for boaters.

How Ocean Acidification Affects Seafood Security in Puget Sound

Last month WSG’s Meg Chadsey spoke to the Van Alen Climate Council — a group of built environment designers — about ocean acidification’s impacts to local seafood.

NOAA Science Camp’s Junior Leadership Program Heads to the Beach

Last month, the Junior Leadership Program (JLP) went out to the beach at Carkeek Park as part of their two weeks with NOAA Science Camp. Guided by NOAA scientists and professional science educators, high school campers get hands-on learning experiences in youth leadership, communication skills, team-building and scientific research.

Story Map on European Green Crab in Puget Sound

September 21–22

Bellingham SeaFeast

Join us for a celebration of Bellingham’s legacy maritime heritage, bustling working waterfront, internationally-renowned fishing & seafood industries, unsurpassed culinary bounty, and top-drawer regional entertainment.

September 25

Leveraging Partnerships and the Ocean Acidification Exchange to Advance Ocean Acidification and Marine Protected Area Science

Marine protected areas (MPAs), sanctuaries, and reserves offer refuge to a wide variety of marine species, but can they also protect vulnerable organisms from the effects of ocean acidification (OA) and other climate-related stressors? This webinar aims to bring OA and MPA experts together to explore this question and share ideas.

Our Northwest

Exceptionally beautiful and teeming 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

Applications Open for 2019 – 2020 Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the WSG Science Communications Fellowship. Graduate student applications for the next two quarters are due to Washington Sea Grant by September 20, 2019 –  5:00 p.m. PST. The program provides eligible graduate students with a two-quarter experience to build their science communications portfolio.

Applications Closed for 2019 – 2020 Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellowship

Applications are closed for the WSG Hershman Fellowship. This one-year paid fellowship program places highly motivated, qualified individuals with marine and coastal hosts offices throughout Washington.

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.