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Three short (4 minute) videos take the viewer on a tour of streams in Kitsap County…streams that are mainly invisible: underground or hidden by trees. Even more importantly, we see interactions between the streams, the ecosystem, and the communities they flow through.

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Art and science work together to produce an animated look at salmon in different nearshore habitats.

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anemone sculpture

Astonishing sculptures of ocean creatures that are literal, sardonic, and ceremonial, arranged to create the feel of an underwater world.
His new show, “Dialogue with Nature” starts March 22, 2014 at the Bainbridge Museum of Art.

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sea glass hearts

If we listen with our eyes, we can hear the seashore talking. “How do I love thee? Let me count the hearts…”

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The way they move is … uncanny! Animated underwater creatures created from household items interact with each other in this short film.

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Every summer for decades, Jim Nollman played music with the same pod of orcas. He wasn’t performing communication experiments on animals in a laboratory or an aquarium. Instead, he explored communication with the animals as willing participants in their own habitats.

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In this keystone tome, zoologist Eugene Kozloff describes the common plants and animals that inhabit rocky shores, sandy beaches, and quiet bays and estuaries from Monterey to northern British Columbia.

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Anemones make it to prime-time! Let’s hear more of our ocean friends in popular music.

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Our Blogs

Photo Contest | Request for Images

Three requests for Pacific Northwest (and Hawaii) ocean photos: one for a juried exhibit at Gallery North in Edmonds, the second for images to use in a book and related magazine articles, the third a contest for photos on, in, or near any of Canada’s three oceans.

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Explore our new Web Site

What’s better about this new web site? By and large, the new site is functionally very similar to the old one. The design looks cleaner, the images stand out better, and …

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Seafloor Living
underwater restaurant

Why don’t we have more places where people can hang out in the submarine world without actually getting wet? As I was speaking with a friend the other day about the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, WA, she said she had been to the museum but was very disappointed because it wasn’t undersea at all! […]

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RSS Watching Our Water Ways

  • Amusing Monday: Dolphin becomes friend with dog August 18, 2014
    I have been intrigued by some unusual animal friendships, which I’ve reported here in Water Ways: a baby hippo and a 130-year-old tortoise, a cat and a crow, an orangutan and a hound, an elephant and a dog. See Amusing Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. But somehow I missed the tantalizing story of a dolphin named […]

RSS Olympic Peninsula Environmental News

  • Want to change the world? Idea #2: Watch this video August 20, 2014
    This month, Netflix launches Sylvia Earle’s “Mission Blue”. Another heroine of mine. Who is she? Check Wikipedia out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Earle Co-directed by Fisher Stevens (“The Cove”) and Robert Nixon (“Gorillas in the Mist”), the film, like Sylvia herself, doesn’t pull punches. It is hard hitting, but also inspiring. This is in keeping wit

RSS Science Diving from EPA Region 10 (Pacific Northwest)

  • EPA Science In Action: Keeping an Eye on Harmful Algal Blooms August 12, 2014
    By Cindy Sonich-Mullin A half million people living in and around Toledo, Ohio recently experienced a weekend without tap water. A “harmful algal bloom” of cyanobacteria in Lake Erie, Toledo’s water source, produced unsafe levels of the toxin microcystin. The toxin is known to cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and at high exposure levels, liver […]

RSS Port Townsend Marine Science Center

  • Marine Biology Camp July 29, 2014
    Marine Biology camp started off this year with two fun activities- campers printed their t-shirts using an actual fish, and out on the dock we collected plankton samples to look at in the lab under a microscope.  We ended the day with a scavenger hunt on the beach, where campers looked for signs of animal and plant life, as well as elusive nurdles!  On Tuesd

RSS Salish Sea News & Weather

  • 8/19 Spirit, OR coal, Smith Island salmon, tree-top protest, oil trains August 19, 2014
    Spirit (PHOTO: Vancouver Aquarium/CBC) Springer the killer whale's first calf named Spirit The first calf of Springer the orphaned killer whale, the only orca ever successfully rescued and reunited with its pod, finally has a name — Spirit. Springer, a member of B.C.'s A-4 pod of northern resident killer whales, made a name for herself in 2002 afte