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July 16, 2024

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September 3 roundtable will share sea level rise resiliency tools

The Salish Sea Science Roundtable speaker series continues on Tuesday, September 3 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Washington Sea Grant works collaboratively with local communities and agency partners to assess and address coastal hazards. WSG staff Ian Miller and Sydney Fishman will share several examples of WSG’s sea level rise resiliency work. Highlighted projects will include […]

June 27, 2024

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Meet our summer interns

The Puget Sound Institute welcomes four student interns from the University of Washington this summer. The interns will work with Institute scientists and staff on a range of topics including collaborative leadership, dissolved oxygen, temperature thresholds of key species, and estuarine habitat. Three of our interns come to us through the University of Washington EarthLab […]

June 26, 2024


Recreational boaters play an important role in protecting endangered killer whales, officials say

Noise and disturbance from boats can disrupt the normal hunting behaviors of killer whales, according to marine mammal experts. Now, with southern resident orcas facing extinction, every disruption becomes a concern, they say. Such is the thinking behind a new state law designed to better protect the endangered whales by further limiting how close recreational […]

May 23, 2024


Take our survey, win a book!

We want to hear from you! Help us bring you the best possible science news about Salish Sea ecosystem recovery. The University of Washington Puget Sound Institute invites you to take a survey so we can learn more about your information needs. The survey should take about 3 minutes to complete and your responses will be […]

May 8, 2024


June 4 roundtable will discuss enhancing climate change planning and adaptive management in marine protected areas

The Salish Sea Science Roundtable speaker series continues on Tuesday, June 4 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Marine protected areas are being deployed globally to protect the Earth’s biodiversity in rapidly changing oceans. Nesting climate change considerations within adaptive marine protected area management and monitoring is becoming a more common approach, and climate change is increasingly […]

May 3, 2024


Construction fees support local program that protects and restores rare habitats in Hood Canal

Big construction projects often trigger big conservation projects, because federal and state laws require mitigation for environmental damage. For the past 12 years, Hood Canal Coordinating Council has been working quietly to protect and restore shorelines, wetlands and freshwater habitats in Hood Canal by using funds spun off from construction by the U.S. Navy and […]