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The R/V Falkor is a 272-foot oceanographic research vessel that allows live streaming of ROV deep-ocean exploration. Photo: Bill Spencer/Schmidt Ocean Institute

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Cosmic adventure: Seeking space rocks in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

Jun 11, 2019.
The R/V Falkor is a 272-foot oceanographic research vessel that allows live streaming of ROV deep-ocean exploration. Photo: Bill Spencer/Schmidt Ocean Institute

On March 7, 2018, a large meteorite broke up and fell into the ocean about 15 miles off the coast of Washington into NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Eyewitnesses from nearby areas including Quinault Indian Nation and Grays Harbor County reported a bright flash in the sky and sonic booms loud enough to shake…

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Kilmer’s Bipartisan Bill to Fight Ocean Acidification Passes House

Jun 5, 2019.
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor

Sean Wells – Jun 5, 2019 Updated Jun 5, 2019 “Washington, DC – 395 Members of humhe U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass bipartisan legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, to help fight ocean acidification Wednesday. The Ocean Acidification Innovation Act, which was also co-sponsored by Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3), Suzanne Bonamici…

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Dan Evans Jr. Joins Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation As Chapter Director

May 6, 2019.

Contact: Chip Weiskotten Director of Strategic Communications 301.608.3040 x 305 chip@marinesanctuary.org Port Angeles, WASH. – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation welcomes Dan Evans, Jr., lifelong Washingtonian and Seattle businessman, as chapter director of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, a chapter of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Mr. Evans brings a wealth of experience…

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Washington Coast Cleanup 2019

Apr 24, 2019.
For Lourde Collins, this was their 8th annual Collins/Sterling family beach cleanup event, participating at Point Grenville. This year their son, who now lives in Marseilles, France, joined their group. Photo credit: Lourde Collins

By: James Roubal: Washington CoastSavers Coordinator Washington CoastSavers “is an alliance of partners and volunteers dedicated to keeping the state’s beaches clean of marine debris through coordinated beach cleanups, education and prevention.” The 2019 Washington Coast Cleanup on April 20th engaged 1,030+ volunteers who removed more than twenty tons of trash from at least sixty…

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Innovative Building for Sustainability Workshop

Oct 17, 2018.
Carol Bernthal/NOAA OCNMS

The capital campaign feasibility study for the planned marine discovery center is in, and the request for proposals for the conceptual design work is out. It is an exciting time for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation as we hit another milestone and move forward with the plans to build a center to showcase science…

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International Coastal Cleanup 2018

Sep 28, 2018.
NOAA OCNMS

On September 15, OCNMSF supported Washington CoastSavers in another incredibly successful ICC! Over 500 volunteers participated in the 2018 ICC, collecting over 7,500 lbs. of debris from Cape Flattery to Cape Disappointment – the entire outer coast of Washington, with volunteers distributed along approximately half of the 157 miles of coastline and along the Strait…

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Wine Label Competition Supporting Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Aug 4, 2018.
Jay Cline’s "Winter Storm at La Push"

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation offered a competition to design a label for a white wine blend from Wind Rose Cellars – our very own Wild Coast White. We received over a dozen entries, all of which were amazing, and we were pleased to select Jay Cline’s Winter Storm at La Push, pictured above, as…

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The Great Meteorite Hunt in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

Jul 6, 2018.
NOAA OCNMS

Earlier this week KUOW’s Bill Radke caught up with Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary’s research coordinator, Jenny Waddell, to talk about the recent search for pieces of a meteorite that fell in sanctuary waters this past March. You can listen to the recording of the interview with Jenny Waddell here: http://kuow.org/post/why-scientists-went-searching-meteorite-coast-washington. If you’d like to learn…

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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Hosts 2017 Regional Tourism Summit

Nov 20, 2017.

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary was featured as a premier destination at Olympic Peninsula Tourism Summit.  Over 150 participants spent two days of workshops and sharing to promote visitation and to discuss ways to collaboratively enhance the visitor experience on Olympic Peninsula.  Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation hosted an evening event showcasing Olympic Coast…

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Get Into Your Sanctuary Day 2017

Aug 11, 2017.
Matt McIntosh/NOAA

By Alison Thompson, guest author Bike, boat, dive, or swim over to your local sanctuary on August 12, 2017, to experience “Get into Your Sanctuary” day and celebrate our playgrounds of the ocean and Great Lakes. Our National Marine Sanctuary System provides us with access to our most iconic natural and cultural marine resources. No…

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