Ocean Learning

Kelp in the Kitchen: Crowd-Pleasin’ Kelp Cucumber Salad

November 27, 2019

Looking for an ingredient to change up holiday meals? Kelp is sustainable and eco-friendly food that can be incorporated in everyday cooking. With availability spreading, it’s not just limited to high-end restaurants.

Try this simple recipe from Maine Island Institute.

Crowd-Pleasin’ Kelp Cucumber Salad

  • 2-3 medium cucumbers, julienned
  • 3 oz rehydrated* kelp, cut into 2 inch lengths
  • 6 tbs rice vinegar
  • 2 tbs toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbs tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • ¼ cup lightly toasted sesame seeds

*To rehydrate dried kelp, ...

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New Washington Sea Grant Fellowship Promotes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Marine Careers—Inaugural Fellow Selected

September 16, 2019

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is excited to announce the launch of our new Keystone Fellowship Program. The Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship seeks to build pathways into marine science, policy and related industry careers for individuals who are historically underrepresented in those fields. This paid fellowship offers a unique educational opportunity by matching highly motivated and qualified individuals with host offices throughout Washington State. The Fellowship offers first-hand experience working on projects that help WSG better understand, conserve ...

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

August 22, 2019

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.

Addressing inequity and working toward environmental justice is essential to a successful environmental movement. Although professionals in this field are aware and concerned about issues related to Diversity, ...

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

August 21, 2019

Washington Sea Grant is excited to share that three of the eight graduate students selected for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)–Sea Grant Fellowship this year are from the University of Washington. Through the fellowship, doctoral students are provided with two- and three-year research opportunities in either population and ecosystem dynamics or marine resource economics, including direct experiences working closely with local NOAA experts on thesis issues of public interest and relevance to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

The 2019 ...

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Four Washingtonians Announced as 2020 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

July 24, 2019

We are pleased to announce that recent graduates Katie Chicojay, Kelly Martin, Jasmine Prat and Spencer Showalter are finalists for the 2020 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program.

Since 1979, the National Sea Grant College Program has provided one-year fellowships working in federal government offices in Washington, D.C. to over 1,300 early-career professionals. Legislative fellows typically spend their time learning about marine-related policy issues in Congress and often get the chance to further key pieces of ...

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Bellevue Students Win Statewide Orca Bowl Competition

February 26, 2018

The Junior Olympics of Ocean Science in the Northwest

High school teams from throughout Washington State competed for the winner’s cup at Washington Sea Grant’s 21st annual Orca Bowl, promoting science, technology, engineering, math and marine studies.

SEATTLE – More than 100 emerging young oceanographers and marine biologists from high schools around the state gathered around a giant inflatable orca at University of Washington  (UW) Fishery Sciences Building just moments before kicking off the 21st annual Orca Bowl competition this past Saturday, February 24, 2018. Thirteen teams met to vie for a ...

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Washington Graduates Head to D.C. to Tackle Real-World Marine Policy Challenges

December 12, 2017

Four graduates of the University of Washington (UW) have been selected for the National Sea Grant College Program’s prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship for 2018 to study, develop and implement policies addressing issues in ocean and coastal management, fisheries and marine resources. The one-year fellowship pairs motivated, forward-thinking graduates with legislative and executive host offices in Washington, D.C.

The Knauss Fellowship honors the influential legacy of the late John A. Knauss, who was an internationally-renowned ...

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Congratulations to our Fellows

September 22, 2017

Members of the 2017 class of Marc Hershman Marine Policy, Knauss Marine Policy and the Sea Grant – National Marine Fisheries Service fellowships programs met today for an orientation, followed by lunch and a tour of Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal.

This year’s class of fellows include:

  • The Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellows spend a year working with government or NGO host offices in ...
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Orca Bowl: A Gateway to a World of Water


The dryland underdogs in this year’s high school ocean-sciences tournament beat the odds with upbeat attitude.

“We live in a world of water,” Dean Lisa Graumlich proclaimed, welcoming high school students, teachers, families and fans, together with UW scientists and other volunteers, to the 19th annual Washington Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl. That world embraces even the dry side of the Cascade Divide. Four of the 20 teams competing came from Eastern or Central Washington: two from Ellensburg, one from White Swan ...

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Welcome Six New Hershman Fellows

October 15, 2015

This month six new Washington Sea Grant (WSG) Hershman fellows are embarking on one-year fellowships, tackling topics as varied as assessing paddlesports safety in Washington to addressing climate change for the Makah Tribe. Last week WSG hosted a general fellowship orientation for all new fellows, followed by a tour of Fisherman’s Terminal, led by WSG Seafood Industry Specialist Pete Granger and WSG Director Penny Dalton.

The Hershman Fellowship was created in 2005 by WSG Director Dalton, in honor of Marc ...

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2015 Hershman Fellows Announced

From Addressing Climate Change to Assessing Paddlesports Safety:


Washington Sea Grant Assigns Six New 2015 Hershman Fellows

The fellowship provides emerging professionals with a unique inside perspective on building marine policy and also allows them opportunities to share their academic expertise. For one year, fellows craft marine and resource policies and are teamed with mentors in state government or non-profit offices around Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle, working on ocean and coastal science or management issues. Many of WSG’s former fellows have gone ...

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