Saturday, November 16, 7 p.m. The Commons at Fort Worden State Park $5 general public (FREE to PTMSC Octopus & Orca members) NO TICKET PRE-SALES: doors open @ 6pm BOOKS FOR SALE before and after event--GET YOUR BOOK AHEAD OF TIME at the Museum Gift Shop (open Friday-Sunday, noon-5 pm), and bring to be signed We are pleased to announce a lecture and book signing by paleontologist and author Kirk Johnson, Ph.D., and artist Ray Troll. The duo will discuss their recent book, Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline, which they co-authored following a lengthy trip from Baja, Calif., to northern Alaska in search of the fossil secrets of North America’s Pacific coast, one of the oldest on earth. It is a rich ground for discovery, including extinct marine mammals, pygmy mammoths, polar dinosaurs, California walruses and more. The pair will share photographs and artworks created over the last decade for the book, along with tales and anecdotes from their many fossil adventures up and down the west coast. Co-sponsored with Centrum and Port Townsend School of Arts
Murmuration of fish from the pier at Ft Worden State Park.
Pinto abalone on the move.
Rhinoceros auklet diving for fish off of the pier.
Exactly one year ago, our Marine Mammal Stranding Network received a report of a stranded Northern elephant seal on Marrowstone Island. After a year of processing, look at those beautiful bones now! Happy Halloween! Have a fun and safe night!! 👻
Rhody says: reach for the stars! (If the stars have shrimp in them...)
Makin’ moves over here!
This gunnel just wanted a bit of the grunt sculpin’s spotlight. Can you spot the gunnel poking out in the background?
One of these things is not like the others... our clingfish was hanging with the abalone! The northern clingfish uses its pectoral fins to form a suction cup that lets it stick to rocks and solid surfaces!