By Brittany Hoedemaker, WSG Science Communications Fellow
Ever dream of slipping out of your dark, air-conditioned office for an afternoon boat ride under the warm mid-summer sun? We did. Our summer daydreams became a reality when Washington Sea Grant (WSG) Communications Director MaryAnn Wagner and I got a ride on Seattle’s Portage Bay with Katie Wixom and her four-legged co-captain, Roger, one sunny July day.
In partnership with State Parks, WSG leads the Pumpout ...Read More
By Andrew Chin, WSG Science Communications Fellow
On a quiet day in Oak Harbor last January, the surface of Puget Sound was as smooth as glass. The water gently reflected the winter sun as 45 pairs of eyes watched the tide slowly overtake the shoreline, reaching the line of driftwood that had been thrown ashore in storms past and the grass lawn of Flinstone Park. This encroachment was a king tide: the edge ...Read More
By Helen Kesting, guest student writer
Just 50 miles away from Seattle as the crow flies, the University of Washington runs a marine field station on San Juan Island called Friday Harbor Laboratories (FHL). Wooden buildings, grass fields and grazing deer cover the campus, which is surrounded by nearly 400 acres of mixed coniferous forest. During the weekends, students entertain themselves by hiking or by taking a rowboat to a nearby cove. At ...Read More