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When photographers point their cameras underwater, not only can we see fish that we don’t normally see alive and in their normal habitat, but we can see creatures of all shapes and sizes, many that look like they originated from a science fiction novel.

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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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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: Avast there! Shiver me … what? September 15, 2014
    This Friday, Sept. 19, has been designated Talk Like a Pirate Day. Rather than burning itself out, as one might expect of such a crazy holiday, the event seems to grow bigger each year. For many people, it’s about dressing up and having some fun in the month before Halloween. Ol’ Chumbucket (aka John Bauer) […]

RSS Olympic Peninsula Environmental News

  • So today you marched…now what? September 22, 2014
    Millions of people came out today (Sunday) to march to tell the elected officials in WA DC, that we demand real change on the environment.  Real progress to move the needle from imminent human ecological disaster to at least a plan to get us headed a right way. Maybe something minor, like Germany has done, […]

RSS Science Diving from EPA Region 10 (Pacific Northwest)

  • THE PATH(FINDER) FORWARD September 22, 2014
    Crossposted from “GovLoop” Student contractor and frequent “It All Starts with Science” contributor Dustin Renwick was selected as a featured blogger on GovLoop, an online community of government workers and those interested in public service. Below is his post about EPA’s “Pathfinder Innovation Projects” that was originally posted as part of that series.  B

RSS Port Townsend Marine Science Center

  • Be A Toxic Free Zone Workshops September 17, 2014
    This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Every Wednesday 2-4 pmStart Date: Wednesday Oct 15End Date: Wednesday Nov 19Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship2333 San Juan Ave, Port TownsendPort Townsend Marine Science Center staff offer a six-week class to help you reduce your personal daily exposure to toxic chemicals, and to share how toxics are regu

RSS Salish Sea News & Weather

  • 9/22 Puget Sound health, climate action, geoduck poacher, train oil spill September 22, 2014
    Kiwi time (Laurie MacBride) Race for the Kiwis Laurie MacBride in Eye on Environment writes: "It’s kiwi time, and the race is on. Each September as our Hardy kiwis (Actinidia arguta) start to ripen, we begin a delicate balancing act, deciding exactly when to harvest. We want them soft, ripe and sweet, but if we wait too long, many will vanish in the nig