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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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[UW IT Connect]: Hacking the ocean’s mysteries

A vast underwater network of systems and sensors are capturing rich, never-before-accessed data from the mysterious world beneath our oceans. To build a stronger community of scientists using that data to make new discoveries, oceanographers will convene at the UW for Oceanhackweek, August 20-24, 2018, five intensive days of collaborative investigations and tutorials in modern data analysis tools and techniques.

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Aug 20, 2018 | In the News

Paid Internship, Dauphin island Sea Lab (Dauphin Island, Alabama)

The Heck Lab at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is looking for an intern to help conduct submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) research along the Northern Gulf of Mexico. We are looking to fill this position quickly with the intern starting on or before September 15th, 2018. The duration of the internship is 6 months, with a possible extension and/or advancement depending on performance and funding.

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Aug 20, 2018 | Internship, Job

[UW News]: Great white sharks dive deep into warm-water whirlpools in the Atlantic

It’s always good to know where great white sharks are likely to be swimming. That’s true if you’re a nervous beachgoer, a fishing boat trying to avoid illegal bycatch, or a marine biologist hoping to conserve this vulnerable species. A study from the University of Washington and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution looked at the movements of adult female white sharks in the Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Ocean. Results showed, surprisingly, that they prefer warm-water eddies — the clockwise-spinning whirlpools in the ocean — and tend to spend more time deep inside these slowly spinning features.

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Jun 20, 2018 | In the News

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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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