Aquarium Resources

This page includes information and resources for docents and other volunteers working in the Aquarium.  

* Indicates links included on the docent tablets.  

Not a volunteer yet? Find out more about Volunteering at PTMSC  

The Aquarium Update

This casual eNewsletter aspires to 2 editions a month (1/month in the winter.)


PTMSC Documents

Aquarium Interpreter's Guide 2019

Nearshore Habitat Lit Reviews

Aquarium Signage

Plankton Station Tips

Aquarium Docent Responsibilities

Training Checklist for New Docents

Volunteer Handbook (updated 6/2019)

Abalone Self Guided Presentation

Sea Star Wasting Brief

 PTMSC You Tube Channel*

Species ID Cards*


Interesting External Links

Sculpins PDF *- Identification guide to local sculpins by Gregory Jensen of Mola Marine and author of Crabs and Shrimp of the Pacific Coast

Puget Sound Restoration Fund - Abalone and oyster restoration experts.  Learn about where are tiny abalone friends are visiting from and why. 

WDFW Abalone Information* -  Good literature review of research on invertebrates of the Salish Sea

Dept of Natural Resources Eelgrass Monitoring Data Viewer -

Crabbing Regulations for Admiralty Inlet

Hansville Moored Buoy Water Quality Profiles

Port Townsend Tides from NOAA*

Priority Habitats and Species Map*

60 Minutes segment on kelp farming and restoration

Forage Fish by WSU Shore Stewards

Forage Fish Surveys by Phillip Dionne- Presentation

Sea Star Wasting Information from UCSC*- Includes links to data collected by PTMSC Citizen Science

Salish Sea News*

Sound Toxins*

NANOOS, the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems*


Information about Citizen Science

Sound Toxins*

Marine Biotoxins*

Shellfish Safety Map*

Protection Island Aquatic Preserve*

PTMSC Monitoring Sea Star Wasting*

Sound Toxins at PTMSC*

Protection Island Aquatic Reserve Surveys*


Apps on our tablets


Fish Washington-  Fishing regulations app

Google Earth