West Coast


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    Jackie Hildering MERS taken under Marine Mammal License MML-42

    Water Giants and Human Safety

    Sightings of humpback whales in the North Pacific are once again common in the waters off the coast of BC. “We have a second chance with these giants,” says humpback researcher Jackie Hildering of the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS),... Read more

    Aug 2, 2021

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    Andrew Strain

    Cortes in the Discovery Islands

    Far from the crowds and stress of the city, the Discovery Islands sprawl amongst the northern end of the Salish Sea between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland. While you can go further north up the coast for more isolation, the “Discoveries” are... Read more

    Jul 27, 2021

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    George Triay

    Blaine: A True Water-to-Shore Experience

    Framed by Mount Baker, Blaine is a shoreside community that’s big on activities and attractions for recreational boaters. Home to two marinas, including the Blaine Boating Center and Semiahmoo Marina, this boating-friendly, Salish Sea community is... Read more

    Jul 19, 2021

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    Zack Kruzins

    New Projects, Environmental Efforts from Washington Sea Grant

    As Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is still moving forward with its popular Pumpout Washington and Small Oil Spill Pollution Prevention programs for 2021, there are plans for a new research project, more outreach efforts, and they have even made a new... Read more

    Jul 15, 2021

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    Jonathan Miske

    The Diversity of Whitbey Island

    Whidbey Island is a scenic and popular boating region that’s approximately 55 miles (89 km) long (north to south) and 1.5 to 12 miles (2.4 to 19.3 km) wide with many shore side communities that welcome recreational boaters all season. Perhaps one... Read more

    Jul 12, 2021

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    Monica Bennett

    Set Your Course to Orcas Island

    The San Juan Islands have been a favorite destination for visitors for over a century. As boaters are always looking for a safe place to relax and enjoy a slower pace, cruising here makes more sense now than ever. Stunning backdrops of snow-capped... Read more

    Jun 26, 2021

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    Washington’s Relaxing Retreat

    There’s a certain thrill when you discover a new boating destination. It first attracts your attention, you become engaged, and then the real excitement kicks-in when you realize it’s a very accessible area to visit for new experiences. This is... Read more

    Jun 22, 2021

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