Could a Tsunami Hit Puget Sound?
New tsunami hazard maps show how a Cascadia megaquake could impact Puget Sound
June 22, 2021By Kathleen McKeegan, WSG Science Communications Fellow
It’s not a matter of if, but when. New tsunami hazard maps published by the Washington Geological Survey and the Washington State Department of ...
European Green Crab Status Update
June 29, 2018
The first half of the 2018 WSG Crab Team monitoring season is coming to a close, and with that comes a status update on European green crab in Washington’s Salish Sea. Since April, live green crab or molts have been detected at five sites, two of which are new detection sites:
Seattle Mayoral Forum on Arts and the Environment
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Progress, Completion, and Post-Project Reports
Principle investigators are required to provide Washington Sea Grant (WSG) with progress, completion, and post-completion project reports, which are used in program management at local, state, and national levels. The reports are WSG’s prima...
WSG Crab Team
WSG Crab Team
Washington’s diverse and productive salt marshes and pocket estuaries, already threatened by shoreline development and pollution, now face a new invader. The European green crab (Carcinus maenas), considered one of the world’s worst invasive species, recently e...
CORRECTION: First European Green Crab Confirmed in Port Angeles
February 5, 2018: CORRECTION
Since this report was made, we have determined that the evidence originally submitted of the crab’s identity was not verifiable as a direct observation of the crab. Because European green crab is currently very rare in Washington’s Salish Sea, the majority of...
Crab Team Training Workshop (San Juan Island)
This event is free, but registration is required.
Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries in north Puget Sound? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to be our “Boots in the Mud” and join the Crab Team volunteer corps ...
Meet Heather Yu: 2021 Keystone Fellow
February 17, 2021
Washington Sea Grant is excited to welcome Heather Yu as the newest Keystone Fellow.
Heather grew up in the heart of Texas, but traded cacti for pines when she moved to Washington to pursue a master’s degree at the UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, specializing...
Green Crab Trappers Get Skunked at Pysht
July 17, 2019
Lora Burke and Gillian Elofson, interns with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe loaded up with traps and ready to put their new waders to good use, and Chelsey Buffington (center), WDFW technician, prepare to head out on the mud. Photo: Emily Grason.
Drenched and muddy, but greatly relieved...
New Video: Swinomish Community Visits a Clam Garden
April 28, 2021
“Our coast Salish people had methods of cultivating the natural environment to support the ecosystems but also to feed the people,” says Alana Quintasket, senator for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. “And a clam garden is one example of that.” However, cl...
Crab Team Training Workshop (FULL)
This event has filled to capacity. We invite you to our remaining 2017 trainings in Blyn (3/31) or Port Townsend (3/20).
Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries in north Puget Sound? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to be our &...