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.
Back in 2009, Aquacast was born! We posted podcasts about local sea life and featured interviews with volunteers and scientists in the field of marine biology.