Connection from the mountains to the sea

June 2018

From the mountains to the sea, the ocean connects us all. Check out one example of this in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary!


In places like Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, the land and sea are closely connected.

Salmon live most of their lives in the waters of Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

When it’s time to mate and lay their eggs, they make their way up rivers into Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest.

During their travels inland, adult salmon feed other creatures – like this bobcat.

Newly hatched salmon will make the reverse journey back out to the sea.

By working closely with national parks and forests, national marine sanctuaries ensure wildlife in the ocean and beyond can thrive.