Education Resources for Beach Naturalists

These resources are intended for your viewing and enjoyment. We hope that you find them useful for education or conservation of estuaries and marine environments.

Puget Sound habitats and marine life – Dave Jamison
Aquarium of the Pacific On line learning center

WSU Beach Watchers EZ ID

Learn fun facts about Barnacles!

NOAA Ocean Service Education

Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model
Marine Estuary News

Nisqually Dike being breached on You Tube- Department of Ecology
Tides Rechanneling Nisqually River- The News Tribune, Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Group Endeavors To Be Voice For Marine Life- The Olympian, April 1, 2007

Field Guides/Books:

Sept, J. Duane. 2009, The Beachcomber’s Guide of Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest.

Yates, S. 1998.  Marine Wildlife: From Puget Sound Through the Inside Passage.

Harbo, R.M. 1999.  Whelks to Whales: Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest.

Kozloff, E.N.  1973.  Seashore Life of Puget Sound and the San Juan Archipelago.

Web-based guides

Identifying plants and animals on the beach
(includes some species that may not occur in Puget Sound)


Guide for identifying and digging for clams

Invasive species in Puget Sound


Tide Charts

Deshcutes Esturary/Capital Lake Options and Considerations Interpretive signs produced by WA General Administration, now Department of Enterprise Services,  WA DES Capital Lake Interpretive signs

Community input document to develop options  Capital Lake Alternative Management Plan (CLAMP)