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Explore your sweet (or bitter) side this Valentine’s Day with the western bittersweet
This Valentines day, celebrate our most complicated emotions and learn more about the western bittersweet.
Brighten your holiday season with the northern opalescent nudibranch
This month’s aquatic critter looks like a luminous holiday spirit carrying dozens of flickering candles. Definitely don’t try this at home, no matter how festive the effect might be!
This creeping pedal sea cucumber might just give you the creeps!
Move over, bats and spiders! With its blood-red tentacles and scaly body, the creeping pedal sea cucumber might just be the next creature to haunt your Halloween nightmares.
Our scientists contribute to “global biodiversity library”
Last week I was in sunny Los Angeles for the third and final west coast invertebrate “bioblitz” of the summer — the LA Urban Ocean Expedition (LAUOE).
Celebrate Pride! The Ornate Tube Worm sports all the colors of the rainbow

Our benthic taxonomists share details on critters in sediment habitats, including life history, and the role each critter plays in the community. This month's focus is the Ornate Tube Worm.

Latest health report on Washington beaches

See the good, the best, and the "poopy" marine swimming beaches in our BEACH Program 2018 Annual Report.

Women in Science: Arati Kaza

Chemist Arati Kaza is our quality assurance officer and this month's woman in science.

Citizen science at Washington beaches

"Involving citizen science volunteers is vital to our monitoring program. Especially in smaller communities," said Julianne Ruffner, manager of Ecology's BEACH program.

Ecology taking action to support orca and salmon recovery

Governor Inslee has directed Ecology to take the necessary steps to allow increased water to spill over the Snake and Columbia River dams during the spring season.

Monitoring air quality in Washington

Using continuous monitoring data, we can let you know when air pollution reaches unhealthy levels.

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