Fin whale on Vashon

Fin whale on Vashon

by: Bianca Perla, featured photo above by Kelly Keenan. Have you ever touched whale skin? It’s slippery and firm like the smooth skin of a wet apple. Have you had the chance to stand and look down into… Read More

BeachNET launches as part of larger Salish Sea restoration

by: Kathryn True On several cold, wet nights this winter, while the rest of us cozied up by the fire, a group of intrepid scientists and volunteers visited local beaches to pan for gold—fish gold to be exact…. Read More

The Saga of the Sea Stars

Above: VHS students help Vashon Nature Center scientists Bianca Perla and Jeff Adams survey Raab’s lagoon for sea stars last spring. For results see end of article. by: Adria Magrath A few years ago, a devastating disease swept… Read More