Recently I found myself in Port Angeles, a moderately sized city on the north end of Washington’s peninsula. In between a cobbled-together lunch at Safeway and the search for a bathroom, I stumbled upon a Marine Science Center near the waterfront. I can’t resist an aquarium no matter where I am and it only took a few minutes to convince my wife to come inside with me.
Out front was a large Octopus, his tentacles draped welcomingly over the ‘Feiro Marine Life Center’ sign. Within was a plethora of well-cared for marine life, tidepool touch tanks, and aquariums with specimens from all over the Puget Sound. Of particular note was their new live octopus, a nearly 3-pound female, who is estimated to be around 2 years old.
The entire trip was inspiring but the visit to Feiro was the high point.
Port Angeles, I’ll see you soon. Next time, I’m bringing a microphone!
This last weekend was dominated by a trip to Issaquah, a little town outside of Bellevue, WA. Every year, coinciding with the the return of the Salmon from their long journey to the ocean, a festival is held called “Salmon Days.”Continue reading
Today I had the opportunity to view conservation and science work first hand.
At the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, things are bumping.Continue reading
Yesterday I had the opportunity to travel to Padilla Bay, near Anacortes WA.