The legacy bulletin – Lorenzo McCleese

September 30, 2023

September 2023 A Rising Tide in Conservation and Community Leadership When it comes to champions of environmental advocacy and community leadership, few shine as brightly as Lorenzo McCleese. As a dedicated volunteer at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) from the tender age of eight, Lorenzo has been a strong proponent of our mission to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea. ...


Volunteers in action

July 22, 2023

PTMSC volunteers helping keep the beaches safe for the summer! Have you ever been on a Puget Sound beach and noticed a 'beach closed for swimming' sign? As one of our citizen science projects, PTMSC is a partner in sampling local beaches to make sure they are safe for recreation. We do this as part of WA State Dept. of Ecology's EPA-funded Beach Environmental Assessment, Communication and He...


Releasing an octopus

February 2, 2023

by Tracy Thompson and Ali Redman Marley Loomis has been keeping track of the giant Pacific octopus (GPO) at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center ever since she left her position as an AmeriCorps member there from 2018-2020. When PTMSC determined it was time to release the cephalopod, Marley knew she had to be there. In 2020, Marley spotted the young octopus while sorting zooplankton from ...

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