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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.

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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 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

Project Manager, Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition (Forks, WA)

The Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition is a regional fisheries enhancement group located in Forks, WA. The organization's focus is restoring salmon habitat. This position, located in Forks, WA, serves as a project manager in support of the lead project manager/executive director. The range of projects includes but is not limited to volunteer coordination, project development/implementation, in stream/near stream restoration, and crossing design/construction. The applicant for this position must be able to work collaboratively with the Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition team, and to independently develop, manage, and accomplish short-term and long-term project goals. The position reports to the executive director.

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Jun 7, 2018 | Job

[UW News] Ocean warming, ‘junk-food’ prey cause of massive seabird die-off, study finds

Michelle Ma, from UW News reports on recently published research from the COASST lab on coastal seabirds: "In the fall of 2014, West Coast residents witnessed a strange, unprecedented ecological event. Tens of thousands of small seabird carcasses washed ashore on beaches from California to British Columbia, in what would become one of the largest bird die-offs ever recorded."

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Jun 7, 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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