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Thanks to 20 years of observations from thousands of citizen scientists, University of Washington researchers have discovered distinct patterns in the mass strandings of by-the-wind sailor jellies. Specifically, large strandings happened simultaneously from the northwest tip of Washington south to the Mendocino coast in California, and in years when winters were warmer than usual.Read more
The 2021 Spring Seminar Series will be held virtually online and open to the public. Every other week there will be a "Departmental 101" talk and every other week there will be a real live chemical oceanography talk.Read more
The 2021 Spring Seminar Series will be held virtually online and open to the public. Visit the SAFS events page and click the “subscribe” button to have each seminar and join link added to your calendar.Read more
When it comes to things that give us the heebie-jeebies, parasites reign supreme. However, they are a necessary part of our ecosystems. SAFS assistant professor Chelsea Wood joins Bill Nye on his “Science Rules!” podcast to explain what makes parasites so creepy, how to prevent them from killing us, and why she keeps digging around in decades-old cans of salmon.Read more