Living on the edge of the Salish Sea, we only see the periphery of the vast and complex diversity in our local waters. On rare occasions, we get the special opportunity to be up close and personal with extraordinary creatures of the cold, watery vastness. Through our close relationship with the local officials at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) received a fisherman’s donation of a large squid specimen for use in our education programs. I was privileged to lead this unique experience with our other staff for 15 exuberant summer campers and a dozen inquisitive onlookers. Read the full report by Americorps Volunteer Allison Kellum.