Sea Star Survey Update

Over the weekend volunteer citizen science coordinator Helle Andersen led not one, but two, sea star surveys at Freshwater Bay County park. With the extreme low tides, citizen science volunteers looked successfully for sea stars on Saturday. Helle went out again on Sunday with Melissa Miner to count the official study plot as part of … Continued

Celebration of Science

On Tuesday about 40 people enjoyed an absolutely stellar example of science communication from Dr. Jay Cullen, who is a chemical oceanographer at the University of Victoria. Dr. Cullen is part of the UVic Speakers’ Bureau, and he gives presentations about his research on detecting radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster here in sea … Continued

Send the Underwater Robotics Team to Nationals

Updated April 8, 2017 Yahoo! We made it! With the generosity of Olympic Kiwanis, Nor’Wester Rotary, Noon Rotary and the Rotary International Foundation, 1111 Dental, Jeff Wilcox Trucking, members of the Port Angeles Y.cht Club and many friends and family, we were able to raise the money to send the ROV team to Atlanta! We … Continued

What Will it Take for Salmon to Thrive in Peabody Creek?

Following the expertise of the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, volunteers turned out on Saturday with shovels, boots and gloves to plant native plants in a 2 block section of the Peabody Creek watershed in Port Angeles. Feiro has been working in that section, cleaning trash, building trails, removing invasive species and planting natives species for … Continued

Beached Sea Lion Site Clear to Return to Public Use

An update on the beached Steller sea lion on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. Last week an aquatic animal veterinarian and an official with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife determined the animal was not going to recover and euthanized it humanely. A necropsy was conducted to determine the cause of its illness. No results … Continued

Beached Steller Sea Lion Under Observation

On Friday, Feiro received a call from a staff member at Nippon Paper Industries, USA, on the Port Angeles harbor. A sea lion had beached itself near their plant, and seemed to be in distress. The sea lion was identified as a Steller sea lion. It was lethargic, but responsive to noises and people. We … Continued

What the ‘post-truth’ era means for Feiro

Our Mission: Feiro contributes to a strong community by providing local marine and watershed learning experiences, inspiring us all to act on behalf of our environment. In case you missed it, the Oxford English Dictionary has chosen “post-truth” as the word of 2016. The definition reads: Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are … Continued

Wishes for Fishes!

We are trying something a little new this year. As we enter the holiday season of treats, giving and celebration, we’ve put together a new way to support Feiro. By donating a gift or gift card from our Wishes for Fishes list, you can make sure that we have critical supplies for animal care. Each … Continued

Two New Members Join Feiro Board of Directors

Two new members have joined the Feiro Marine Life Center Board of Directors. Mary Campbell is the former general manager and current co-owner of Campbell’s Scottish Highlands Golf Course in New Hampshire, an award winning nature photographer and avid birder. She and her husband Ken have traveled to all seven continents, but are pleased to … Continued

Farewell, Spongebob

“Spongebob” Retires After 13 Years For 13 years Bob Campbell has been making sure living creatures at Feiro have a safe place to live. And not just our marine life friends – Bob’s warmth and generosity has extended to volunteers, staff and community members over his tenure at Feiro. He will be the first to tell … Continued