WSG News

2016 Washington Sea Grant-Funded Projects

December, 2016

Shoreline armoring removal: synthesis and assessment of restoration effectiveness in Puget Sound

Jeffrey Cordell, Jason Toft and Emily Howe, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; Megan Dethier, UW Friday Harbor Laboratories

Local officials, state resource managers and conscientious property owners …


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Dr. John A. Knauss Passes Away

November 30, 2015

Dr. John A. Knauss, administrator of NOAA from 1989 to 1993 and an instrumental founder of NOAA’s Sea Grant program, died peacefully at the age of 90 on November 19 in Saunderstown, Rhode Island.

Knauss was widely known as …


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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 …


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WSG Teams Up with the U.S. Coast Guard

July 25, 2015

Data show that commercial and recreational boaters spill more oil in Washington waters than tankers. This summer, WSG staff and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will kick off a summer campaign to give away free small oil spill …


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NOAA Science Camp 2015 Update

July 15, 2015

NOAA Summer Camp is in its second week of a full program packed with science and fun for students in grades 6 through 12. One parent, Kelly Powers, recently shared her enthusiasm:

Thank you so much …


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Nasty HABits Update

June 20, 2015

After several relatively quiet years, a massive bloom of Pseudo-nitzchia, the diatom responsible for amnesic shellfish poisoning, has shut down several West Coast shellfish fisheries. The largest in at least a decade, this bloom is the focus of …


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Get Outdoors

June 10, 2015

The second annual Get Outdoors Expo will feature Washington Sea Grant Water Quality Specialist Teri King and other outdoor specialists. This event features games, giveaways, outdoor gear demonstrations, mascots, live music and food vendors. Educational displays …


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2015 Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award

May 20, 2015

WSG senior fisheries scientist Ed Melvin, together with research scientist Troy Guy and colleagues at NOAA, Oregon State University, the Oregon and California Sea Grant Programs, and other federal, tribal, and fishing-industry partners, has received the 2015 Presidential Migratory Bird …


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Teri King Wins Award

May 10, 2015

Marine Water Quality Specialist Teri King recently won the 2014–2015 UW College of the Environment’s Outstanding Community Impact Award for many years of dedicated outreach work on Puget Sound water quality and shellfish aquaculture.


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Elwha River Update — Dramatic Changes Afoot

March 20, 2015

A paper in Geomorphology was just published on the dramatic changes that have come to the Elwha River delta following the removal of two dams and the restoration of natural sediment flow. The paper was coauthored by Washington Sea Grant’s (WSG) …


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