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Seattle, WA -- Feb 19, 2019

Live geoduck at @flyingfishpdx 💪🏽 #chelseafarms #geoduck #livegeoduck #shellfish #pnwgrown #flyingfishpdx ... See MoreSee Less

Live geoduck at @flyingfishpdx 💪🏽 #chelseafarms #geoduck #livegeoduck #shellfish #pnwgrown #flyingfishpdx

Seattle, WA -- Feb 20, 2019

Our famous Totten Inlet Virginica are available on our online store! We grow these stunning oysters on one of our most historic grounds in Totten Inlet. Ship them direct to your door for a true 'Tide To Table' experience. #TaylorShellfish #TottenInletVirginica #TideToTable ... See MoreSee Less

Our famous Totten Inlet Virginica are available on our online store! We grow these stunning oysters on one of our most historic grounds in Totten Inlet. Ship them direct to your door for a true Tide To Table experience. #TaylorShellfish #TottenInletVirginica #TideToTable
Recreational Shellfish Program, Washington State Department of Health Recreational Shellfish Program, Washington State Department of Health added 2 new photos.
Recreational Shellfish Program, Washington State Department of Health

Seattle, WA -- Feb 20, 2019

Can you spot the skeleton shrimp? Hint: They are all over this biotoxin monitoring cage! (The red circles should help get you started.)For more information, photos and fun facts about this critter, see Dept. of Ecology’s “Eyes Under Puget Sound” blog: ecologywa.blogspot.com/2018/10/eyes-under-puget-sound-critter-of-month_29.html ... See MoreSee Less

Can you spot the skeleton shrimp? Hint: They are all over this biotoxin monitoring cage! (The red circles should help get you started.)
For more information, photos and fun facts about this critter, see Dept. of Ecology’s “Eyes Under Puget Sound” blog: https://ecologywa.blogspot.com/2018/10/eyes-under-puget-sound-critter-of-month_29.html
Harbor WildWatch posted 4 photos.
Harbor WildWatch

Seattle, WA -- Feb 20, 2019

Thank you Holly! Every month around the Puget Sound, the Blue Water Task Force collects water samples for analysis. They check for bacteria that can indicate pollution. Thank you for #volunteering. Surfrider Foundation #bluewatertaskforce @southsoundsurfrider #communityscience #citizenscience #waterquality #chemistry #watermonitoring #cleanwater ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Holly!  Every month around the Puget Sound, the Blue Water Task Force collects water samples for analysis. They check for bacteria that can indicate pollution. Thank you for #volunteering. Surfrider Foundation #bluewatertaskforce @southsoundsurfrider #communityscience #citizenscience #waterquality #chemistry #watermonitoring #cleanwater

Seattle, WA -- Feb 19, 2019

It’s easy to see why sea anemones got their names. But this is no flower! This is a carnivorous animal that harpoons passing plankton and consumes everything it catches. They are a common sight on pilings and rocks around the #salishsea. #anemone #seacreaturefeature #creaturefeature #pugetaound #invertebrate ... See MoreSee Less

It’s easy to see why sea anemones got their names. But this is no flower!  This is a carnivorous animal that harpoons passing plankton and consumes everything it catches.  They are a common sight on pilings and rocks around the #salishsea. #anemone #seacreaturefeature #creaturefeature #pugetaound #invertebrate

Seattle, WA -- Feb 19, 2019

We're WHALE-ly excited for #OrcaBowl this weekend! 20 teams from 14 high schools around Washington State will compete to earn a spot in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition and collectively nerd out! Stay tuned for winners. 📸Melissa Luna ... See MoreSee Less

Were WHALE-ly excited for #OrcaBowl this weekend! 20 teams from 14 high schools around Washington State will compete to earn a spot in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition and collectively nerd out! Stay tuned for winners.
 📸Melissa Luna
Harbor WildWatch shared their photo.
Harbor WildWatch

Seattle, WA -- Feb 18, 2019

We are looking forward to Cocktails & Fishtales: Marine Debris in the Wilds of Alaska this Wednesday! Join us for a presentation from The Ikkatsu Project on marine debris (from large objects down to microplastics) and a preview of their upcoming film. Doors open at 5:30pm; presentation from 6-7pm.We are also offering some fun activities for kiddos with Rachel, our Education Director, during the presentation! Kids ages 5 and up will enjoy environmental activities and games right next door at the Skansie Visitor & Interpretive Center. Drop-off is from 5:30-6 p.m.; RSVP required. $15 donation/per child. ... See MoreSee Less

We are looking forward to Cocktails & Fishtales: Marine Debris in the Wilds of Alaska this Wednesday! Join us for a presentation from The Ikkatsu Project on marine debris (from large objects down to microplastics) and a preview of their upcoming film. Doors open at 5:30pm; presentation from 6-7pm.

We are also offering some fun activities for kiddos with Rachel, our Education Director, during the presentation! Kids ages 5 and up will enjoy environmental activities and games right next door at the Skansie Visitor & Interpretive Center. Drop-off is from 5:30-6 p.m.; RSVP required. $15 donation/per child.

Seattle, WA -- Feb 18, 2019

Calling all filmmakers! Submissions are now being accepted for the 6th annual River & Ocean Film festival. This free and family-friendly festival will take place April 20th at the Rainforest and Arts Center in Forks, Washington. The festival will be a day of recognizing the beauty and richness of Olympic coast aquatic habitats as well as some of the challenges facing the aquatic and human communities. Films must be less than 20 minutes long and relevant to the natural or social dimensions of the West End of the Olympic Peninsula. The deadline for submissions is March 18, 2019. To submit a film please, contact Ian Miller at: immiller@uw.edu or 360-417-6460.wsg.washington.edu/community-outreach/outreach-detail-pages/river-and-ocean-film-festival/Forks, Washington Forks Forum - Forks Washington's hometown newspaper Rainforest Council For The Arts Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Olympic College Film Club UW Film Club LUX: UW's Film Production Club Northwest Film Forum ... See MoreSee Less

Calling all filmmakers! Submissions are now being accepted for the 6th annual River & Ocean Film festival. This free and family-friendly festival will take place April 20th at the Rainforest and Arts Center in Forks, Washington. The festival will be a day of recognizing the beauty and richness of Olympic coast aquatic habitats as well as some of the challenges facing the aquatic and human communities.  Films must be less than 20 minutes long and relevant to the natural or social dimensions of the West End of the Olympic Peninsula.  The deadline for submissions is March 18, 2019.  To submit a film please, contact Ian Miller at: immiller@uw.edu or 360-417-6460.

https://wsg.washington.edu/community-outreach/outreach-detail-pages/river-and-ocean-film-festival/

Forks, Washington Forks Forum - Forks Washingtons hometown newspaper Rainforest Council For The Arts Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary  Olympic College Film Club UW Film Club LUX: UWs Film Production Club Northwest Film Forum

Seattle, WA -- Feb 18, 2019

Happy President's Day from the Puget Sound Partnership! 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Feb 16, 2019

This week's featured species is the Cougar. They cover areas in the Americas from Florida swamps to Canadian forests. The Cougar prefers underbrush or rocks for cover when hunting. They tend to hunt at night and stalk their prey that include deer, livestock, raccoons, coyotes, rodents, and even insects. Cougar populations declined at the turn of the century due to hunting and they were eliminated from most of their range in the Midwest and Eastern U.S.; however, the Florida panther and the population in western states like Washington State and Canadian provinces remain sustainable. Cougars are solitary and shy creatures. #SalishSeaSpeciesSaturday ... See MoreSee Less

This weeks featured species is the Cougar. They cover areas in the Americas from Florida swamps to Canadian forests. The Cougar prefers underbrush or rocks for cover when hunting. They tend to hunt at night and stalk their prey that include deer, livestock, raccoons, coyotes, rodents, and even insects. Cougar populations declined at the turn of the century due to hunting and they were eliminated from most of their range in the Midwest and Eastern U.S.; however, the Florida panther and the population in western states like Washington State and Canadian provinces remain sustainable. Cougars are solitary and shy creatures.  #SalishSeaSpeciesSaturday
Salish Sea Expeditions added 2 new photos.
Salish Sea Expeditions

Seattle, WA -- Feb 16, 2019

Don't miss out on the Salish Seafood Bash! This is truly one of our favorite events of the year because it’s simply fun, especially the crab races! Our crabs have been training all winter for a chance to win this race! For $50 you can buy one of the 150 Crabtucky Derby trading cards hand-designed by Salish Sea Expeditions students. Each numbered card corresponds to an actual live shore crab athlete who is eager to run, or rather scurry, the race of their life on your behalf (crabs will not be harmed, we promise, and will be returned to the beach from which they came after the Bash). So who will win? Jackie Jointed- Kersee? Crustain Bolt? Crabtariat? Keep an eye out for the crab cards during happy hour and pick your lucky card.Don't miss your chance for Crabtucky glory - may the best crab win! www.salish.org/event/seafood-bash-2019/ ... See MoreSee Less

Dont miss out on the Salish Seafood Bash! This is truly one of our favorite events of the year because it’s simply fun, especially the crab races!  Our crabs have been training all winter for a chance to win this race! For $50 you can buy one of the 150 Crabtucky Derby trading cards hand-designed by Salish Sea Expeditions students. Each numbered card corresponds to an actual live shore crab athlete who is eager to run, or rather scurry, the race of their life on your behalf (crabs will not be harmed, we promise, and will be returned to the beach from which they came after the Bash). So who will win? Jackie Jointed- Kersee? Crustain Bolt? Crabtariat? Keep an eye out for the crab cards during happy hour and pick your lucky card.

Dont miss your chance for Crabtucky glory - may the best crab win! 
https://www.salish.org/event/seafood-bash-2019/

Seattle, WA -- Feb 15, 2019

What's Happening with Orca Recovery in Washington - mailchi.mp/b437a47a2755/specialpolicybriefonorcas ... See MoreSee Less

Whats Happening with Orca Recovery in Washington - https://mailchi.mp/b437a47a2755/specialpolicybriefonorcas

Seattle, WA -- Feb 15, 2019

What has three hearts, a beak, and is a master of camouflage? Octopuses are a fascinating species native to the Pacific Northwest that are widely considered one of the most intelligent invertebrates. The majority of an octopus' neurons are located in its arms, which can each independently touch and taste without input from the brain. Researchers at the UW Gire lab are studying octopus intelligence to understand questions like how their arms avoid becoming entangled, given that they are each independently operated. #sciencefriday #ThisisUW ... See MoreSee Less

What has three hearts, a beak, and is a master of camouflage? Octopuses are a fascinating species native to the Pacific Northwest that are widely considered one of the most intelligent invertebrates. The majority of an octopus neurons are located in its arms, which can each independently touch and taste without input from the brain.  Researchers at the UW Gire lab are studying octopus intelligence to understand questions like how their arms avoid becoming entangled, given that they are each independently operated.  #sciencefriday  #ThisisUW
Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association is celebrating Valentine's Day.
Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association

Seattle, WA -- Feb 14, 2019

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