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Where on Earth is the Salish Sea?

Low familiarity with the name is likely a reflection of the relative newness of the term Salish Sea. The name was adopted in 2010 after two decades of leadership by Bert Webber, a natural scientist at Western Washington University. It pays respect to…

The Curious Case of the Salish Sea Feet

Nonetheless, traditional ecological knowledge is making its way into more academic settings, starting with the Salish Sea Institute at Western Washington University.  “It doesn’t make sense for us to do any work without considering the…

Marine Ecologist and Educator Elin Kelsey to be on campus Jan. 24-25 for presentations and workshops 2019-01-16
Winter focus of Huxley Speaker Series to be on the Salish Sea; first talk set for Jan. 10 2019-01-09
Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti Visiting Scholar, Department of Art & Art History, Tuesday, November 27 2018-11-26
Check out the new Uncommon First Year Experience courses for winter and spring 2018-11-26
Padilla Bay researchers discuss recent findings

Scientists at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve described some of their research projects Friday, providing area citizen scientists and volunteers with a snapshot of talks they gave in April at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle.

The conference reached a…

30th Anniversary Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference To Convene In Seattle

More than 1,300 scientists, policy makers and other interested parties are attending next week’s …

It’s time to save our orcas, state lawmaker says

“There are concerns that the population may be so low that it can’t recover,” said Ginny Broadhurst, director of the Salish Sea Institute at Western Washington University.

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