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New Major in Marine Biology

Explore the diversity of marine life in the field, lab, and classroom. Focus your college education with our innovative academic programs.

Announcement

New Marine Biology Major
Starting Autumn 2018

Find out more about the newest major at the UW College of the Environment

Student Spotlights

Abby von Hagel is a student from Seattle in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program pursuing a Major in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and a Minor in Marine Biology with plans to graduate in 2019. We talked with Abby to find out what inspires her to study marine biology and to learn how an introductory course led to her researching at the UW’s marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs.

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12-week paid summer internship in biological oceanography (Puget Sound, WA)

Dr. Danny Grunbaum and Dr. Julie Kiester have funding to support a 12-week paid summer intern in biological oceanography on a project studying how zooplankton swimming behaviors are affected by hypoxia and acidification in Puget Sound. We are using three approaches to study distributions and movements of zooplankton: 1) a video system that is deployed in situ on a vertically profiling ORCA mooring in Hood Canal, 2) cameras deployed on Lagrangian drifters on research cruises, and 3) zooplankton net tows to ground-truth the camera data.

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Summer Paid Internship, Clallam Marine Resources Committee (Clallam County, WA)

6 total internships with 80 - 160 hours of paid internship total on the Olympic Peninsula with the Clallam Marine Resources Committee in summer 2018. Application deadline is May 18, 2018.

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Apr 30, 2018 | Internship, Job

Coastal Resource Specialist, WA Department of Ecology (Mount Vernon, WA)

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. If you want to join a highly effective, collaborative team in exciting work dedicated to managing a sustainable water supply in Central Washington, this may be the position for you. The Shorelands and Environmental Assistance (SEA) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill Coastal Resource Specialist (Environmental Specialist 3) position. This position will be located in our Padilla Bay Office in Mount Vernon, WA. This position uses scientific principles in planning and implementing natural resource management, research, protection and enhancement for Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (PBNERR), monitoring and maintaining the Reserve's resource base, and interacting with Ecology and other local, state, federal and tribal entities on natural resource issues, including NOAA/NOS/OCM. The Coastal Resource Specialist position also serves on various advisory committees regionally and statewide.

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Apr 26, 2018 | Job

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Study at Friday Harbor Laboratories

Find out more about Friday Harbor Laboratories, one of the best places in the world to study marine biology, in the scenic San Juan Islands.

Marine Biology Adviser Joe Kobayashi

Contact the Adviser

Joe Kobayashi, Marine Biology Academic Adviser
Fishery Sciences 116 | (206) 543-7426 | marbiol@uw.edu

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