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Join the SoundToxins volunteer phytoplankton monitoring program and contribute toward early warning of HAB events. Learn more...


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The man with a plan

PSI researcher, Andy Surhbier helps shellfish growers adapt to changing ocean conditions.


Numerous opportunities exist for volunteers interested in supporting shellfish and water quality research and outreach

Shellfish research and information services for the U.S. West Coast

PSI volunteers are a valuable resource in furthering our understanding of water quality and shellfish and ecosystem health issues.

Looking for ways to get involved with shellfish and water quality issues in your area? Whether you're an experienced scientist, educator, or simply a concerned citizen, numerous opportunities exist to participate in PSI research and outreach efforts.

In the past, volunteers have assisted in various lab work and field research as well as educational activities at local events. Check below to see if there are any upcoming volunteer opportunities with PSI or our partner organizations.

To learn more about how to get involved with SoundToxins, contact PSI or the Washington Sea Grant Program or visit

PSI Research

PSI research portfolio is multidisciplinary and includes the fields of biology, ecology, environmental sciences, and natural resource policy and planning. We welcome volunteer involvement in each of these areas.

To learn more about current volunteer opportunites at PSI contact Bobbi Hudson at 360.754.2741.