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2014 Surf smelt and National Geographic in the Elwha nearshore. Jenna Moore, Central Washington University/Peninsula College and CWI intern

0 On July 28, 2014, the Coastal Watershed Institute team was joined in our Elwha nearshore surf smelt sampling by the National Geographic Young Explorers! Carol Holman, Dave Parks, Dan Penttila, […]

The Elwha Nearshore’s Ecological Function and Dam Removal…

1 The rapid changes to the Elwha nearshore are both exciting and inspiring. The Coastal Watershed Institute has  been monitoring the ecological function of the Elwha nearshore for over a […]

The untold story of the Elwha nearshore, by A. Shaffer, Coastal Watershed Institute 13 March 2014

1 The Elwha nearshore is one of the unique features of the Pacific Northwest The Strait of Juan de Fuca is 294 km long, 20-28 km wide, and up to […]

The Northwest Nearshore.

Welcome to the Northwest Nearshore- the Coastal Watershed Institute (CWI) blog. We’ll post updates on our nearshore  observations, key events, and results here on a regular basis.