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Looking Back on 50 Years: Robyn Ricks Turns Science Into Art

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Washington Sea Grant, we’re sharing reflections from current and former longtime staff about their work.

Robyn Ricks has shaped how the outside world sees Washington Sea Grant for over two decades. As the program’s creative director, Ricks designs communications platforms from websites to print newsletters to formal presentations. She brings an element of magic to everything she touches, turning even the most bureaucratic of documents into something beautiful. “Robyn’s initiative here was special, and ...

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Looking Back on 50 Years: Jeff Adams, A Naturalist at Heart Who Brings Marine Science to the Community

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Washington Sea Grant, we’re sharing reflections from current and former longtime staff about their work.

By Grace Freeman, WSG Science Communications Fellow

In the 15 years that marine ecologist Jeff Adams has worked at Washington Sea Grant (WSG), the success of his work has largely relied on community involvement. And yet, when Adams helped engage community members across Washington’s Salish Sea to usher in the WSG Crab Team, ...

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Looking Back on 50 Years: Longtime WSG Staff Reflect on Their Work
From the winter 2021–2022 Sea Star print newsletter

In honor of the program’s golden anniversary, we asked four current and former staff to reflect on what they have accomplished here

By Grace Freeman, WSG Science Communications Fellow

Based in Seattle and housed within the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, Washington Sea Grant (WSG) celebrated 50 years in 2021. The world has changed immensely since its inception, and WSG has continued to adapt. Even with these changes, a few key tenants ...

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WSG Receives Funding to Build Coastal Resilience in the Columbia River Estuary

November 29, 2021

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded $259,888 from the National Coasta­l Resilience Fund (NCRF) to the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and partners, including Washington Sea Grant, for a project to develop community-based hazards and habitat resilience planning in the Columbia River E­stuary.

With this funding, WSG will conduct outreach and adaptation planning workshops to identify and prioritize site-specific project concepts to strengthen ecological and community resilience. The project ...

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Looking Back on 50 Years: Sen. Warren G. Magnuson

 

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Washington Sea Grant, we’re digging through our photo archive to share moments from our program’s history.

Senator Warren G. Magnuson, rumored to be pictured here advocating for the establishment of Washington Sea Grant (c. 1970 in Olympia), was a long term supporter of WSG and NOAA, and passionate advocate for environmental issues.

Legislation that Magnuson and his staff championed include the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and ...

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Looking Back on 50 Years: Research Collaboration with Washington Graduate Students

November 12, 2021

 

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Washington Sea Grant, we’re digging through our photo archive to share moments from our program’s history. Here is a photo from the 1980’s of WSG researcher Dr. L. Smith with a graduate student from the University of Washington working on fish physiology research. Collaboration with UW, particularly the College of the Environment, has been a key part of WSG’s mission to encourage robust scientific innovation in service of conservation ...

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Swinomish Receives Funding to Build the First Modern-Day Clam Garden in the U.S.

November 9, 2021

Federal grants will enable the Tribal Community to revitalize the ancient Indigenous mariculture practice

La Conner, Wash. – In the 1990s, members of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community began to notice that they weren’t finding as many native littleneck clams on their traditional harvest sites. With climate change and ocean acidification—issues that particularly affect shellfish—this trend was likely to worsen. The Tribe realized that these and other changes could continue to affect their access to traditional foods, cultural practices and, ...

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New Harmful Algal Bloom Research and Monitoring Initiative will Focus on Recently-Identified Culprits Behind Shellfish Mortality Events

October 27, 2021

With funding from the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, researchers from Washington Sea Grant, the Northwest Indian College and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will study shellfish-killing toxins

Over the last few decades, shellfish farms and natural shellfish populations in Washington State have suffered large losses due to blooms of harmful algae that are not traditionally monitored and whose toxic effects are poorly understood. Washington Sea Grant (WSG) researchers and collaborators recently documented the role ...

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National Seafood Month: Grilled Caribbean Crab Cakes

October 25, 2021

By Lucia Davids, WSG Student Assistant 

As we wrap up this last week of National Seafood Month, we are sharing a recipe for grilled Caribbean crab cakes! Blue crab is fairly sustainable depending on its origin and could be a good choice for this recipe or ask your local fishmonger what they recommend. 

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Jenna Keeton Joins WSG as New Fisheries Specialist

October 20, 2021

We are thrilled to welcome Jenna Keeton as the new fisheries specialist at Washington Sea Grant (WSG)!

Jenna works to address the needs of Washington’s fisheries-dependent communities through targeted outreach and collaborative research. At Washington Sea Grant, Jenna’s overarching motivation is to strengthen networks among sustainable commercial fisheries, the seafood industry and consumers. Specifically, she strives to ...

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