World Oceans Day is the perfect opportunity to get outside, enjoy nature and make a difference. Make a difference and enjoy all that the oceans provide and the science-based strategies that will help ensure healthy and productive oceans.
In honor of World Oceans Day, we’re joining the Seattle Aquarium for a beach cleanup. Join the charge at a coast near you!
We celebrate oysters and tackle climate change along the Hood Canal.
We are pleased to announce the Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition, a partnership with shellfish growers on both the East Coast and the West Coast to chart a course toward climate action and a low-carbon future.
The captial budget provided $12.5 million for funding for the Washington Coast Restoration Initiative. Through this initiative, coastal communities have developed important projects that address the region’s highest-priority restoration needs and put people to work restoring our lands and waters.
Sustainable seafood is not simply a fish balancing act. The livelihoods of communities that depend on fishing are also of critical importance. Read about Claire's dive into what corporations, academics, and coastal communities are doing to tackle fisheries sustainability.
Most of ocean plastic waste consists of everyday items: bottles, caps, straws, wrappers and bags. Yet, another proportion of this waste is more invisible: microplastics.
The National Marine Sanctuary System is a collection of magnificent seascapes that represent a precious heritage for our country.
Knowing where our food comes from not only means knowing that the fishery is sustainable but that human rights are upheld
Fishing gear is very good at catching our food, but unfortunately it ends up catching a lot of what is swimming nearby as well.
We've helped create software that gives policymakers a place to start down the path to sustainability. Countries, such as Peru, are making progress in protecting what’s important to us all.
Join an engaging, online panel Thursday morning to learn more about the expansive yet intricate complexities of our oceans in the Anthropocene Era—the geological age of humankind.
Shores are a first line of defense against surging waves, strong storms and rising seas. Learn about "riprap," a human-made solution to coastal protection.
The food web of our oceans is complex and delicate. Challenges, such as ocean acidification, that directly impact one type of marine animal have a cascading effect throughout the ecosystem. Explore the intricacies of the marine food web with this infographic:
Climate change is impacting Washington's coast. We know how to help coastal communities adapt
Breaking the plane matters now more than ever. Ocean acidification and climate change already affect Washington's waters and livelihoods.
The closer you get to marine life, the more wondrous it can seem. Explore these macro photos of marine species and try and guess what they are!