Shannon Point Marine Center gets new director

Shannon Point Marine Center’s new director has officially joined the team of researchers tucked away on a 78-acre forested campus with a 3,000-foot stretch of undisturbed shoreline.
The Western Washington University facility in Anacortes drew director Erika McPhee-Shaw from her former post as an associate professor in California because of the intricate level of research and coordination between scientists.
“I’m looking at this group thinking, ‘They are doing things that are very, very unique from what everyone else is doing,’ ” McPhee-Shaw said of Shannon Point scientists.