Final Report Released: Washington Ocean and Coastal Recreation Study

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​The Surfrider Foundation, in partnership with Point 97 and the state of Washington, recently completed a study on the non-consumptive recreational uses along Washington’s coast. Results show that survey respondents spent an average of $117.14 per coastal visit on things such as food, lodging, transportation, and shopping. Each year, recreation brings $481 million dollars to… Read more »

Ecological Indicator Results Presentation

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Join Washington Sea Grant and NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center for a presentation on Washington’s ecological indicators. Fisheries research biologist, Kelly Andrews, will present on the methodology and development of ecological indicators. What: Ecological indicators provide a way to monitor the overall health of an ecosystem The results of the project were a compilation of… Read more »

Social Indicators Workshops & Marine Resources Committee Meetings

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Join the Grays Harbor Marine Resources Committee meeting for a presentation from and discussion hosted by Washington Sea Grant’s social scientist, Melissa Poe. When/Where: April 14 at the Grays Harbor Marine Resources Committee Meeting at 3:30pm. What: Learn about the human well-being assessment project methods. Discuss the draft conceptual model results for Grays Harbor County,… Read more »

Social Indicators Workshops & Marine Resources Committee Meetings

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Join the coastal Marine Resources Committees for a presentation from and discussion hosted by Washington Sea Grant’s social scientist, Melissa Poe. What: Learn about the human well-being assessment project methods. Discuss the draft conceptual model results, which were built from an analysis of 2012-2013 stakeholder workshop notes. Provide input on the suite of indicators that… Read more »

Where are forage fish spawning?

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The Department of Fish and Wildlife just released results from a monthly, two year survey of Washington’s outer coast which identifies forage fish spawning grounds. Results from each year were integrated to provide a comprehensive evaluation of all seasons. The study: Sampled 89% of possible spawning habitat on the outer coast, Documented 40 spawning sites,… Read more »

Giving Thanks for Seastars

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For the past year, anyone that notices changes in the marine waters has likely noticed dramatic changes to the sea stars along the west coast. Scientists and researchers have documented a rapid decline in important populations of sea stars. These populations have slowly succumbed to white lesions and eventually appear to melt to death. Cases… Read more »