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Teaming up with REU and looking ahead

OIP had a very busy summer season – 12 cruises in 3 months!  Even though we’ve slowed down a bit now that the days are shorter and wetter, we are still active and excited about ocean research and education.  OIP has … Continue reading

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Finding a Story in Data: Tuning in to Pteropods

Expand your experience with, and knowledge of, data and curriculum to help   students understand, OA, pH, fragile marine ecosystems, environmental impacts in the Puget Sound Who:   6th grade through Comm. College Educators What:   Research Cruise, OA lab, NOAA … Continue reading

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Happy Summer Solstice!

We hope you are enjoying the longest day of the year in the beautiful Puget Sound area or wherever you may be!

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Summer 2014 cruise season kicks off

We are on the cusp of summer here in the Pacific Northwest, and OIP is ramping up for a big busy summer 2014 cruise season.  To start it off, we are having our annual volunteer instructor training cruise on Sunday, June 1st.  OIP … Continue reading

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Finding a Story in Data: Puget Sound Cruise and Data Workshop for Educators

Join us November 16th! Ocean Inquiry Project (OIP) is co-sponsoring a workshop with WA NAME and NANOOS on Saturday Nov 16 for educators to expand your experience with, and knowledge of, data and curriculum to help students understand how ocean … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung! 2013 Cruises Ahoy!

OIP had it’s first two cruises of the 2013 season last week (March 27th and 28th) with students from Garfield HS. Two beautiful sunny spring days out on Puget Sound aboard the M/V Maritime instructor, who could ask for more? … Continue reading

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Galloping Sea Cucumber!

Many animals, when exposed to a stimulus indicating danger, will exhibit an escape response or reflex that is characteristic to the species– an ingrained set of specific behaviors. Some sea cucumbers have a really neat escape reflex: though usually slow … Continue reading

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Dive Station– Mooring Buoy

Ever wonder what lies beneath the huge mooring buoys that barges tie up to? We’ll be posting new Dive Station videos semi-weekly until our 2013 cruise season revs up! Stayed tuned!

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Cure your winter blues with a new OIP video– Sea stars!

Summer’s coming!

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Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

Ocean Inquiry Project had a fantastic 2012 cruise season, and many thanks to all our boat operators and our wonderful crew of volunteer instructors for their help– we literally could not do it without you guys! Thanks to our participants … Continue reading

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