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Student Spotlights

As the infamous floating “garbage patch” churns up bits of plastic in the tropical Pacific Ocean, a University of Washington undergraduate has discovered a related problem much closer to home: nearly invisible bits of plastic on Puget Sound beaches.

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Unite the UW through this campus cultural exchange program for undergrads

Let us make this large UW campus smaller for you! 

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Sep 18, 2017 | Volunteer, UW Resources

[UW Today]: Researchers, students on annual expedition to maintain internet-connected deep-sea observatory

While at sea a deep-sea robot will brave the crushing pressures and cold temperatures, while the team works day and night to direct the dives and prepare equipment above water. The researchers will be cleaning some instruments from marine life, and swapping out sensors that collect hot spring fluids and DNA samples over their year-long missions. The team is posting regular updates from the ship. On Aug. 1, members reported seeing pyrosomes, the bioluminescent tube-shaped tropical animals that have been seen this year off the Pacific Northwest. They are also posting highlights of the robot-captured dive videos, including one showing how marine creatures are getting cozy on the UW-built technology.

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Aug 16, 2017 | In the News

Volunteer with the Cedar River Salmon Journey program

The Cedar River Salmon Journey program helps to educate Puget Sound residents about salmon and watershed health through high quality interpretative programs at salmon viewing locations in the Cedar River Watershed. Naturalists share their love and knowledge of the Cedar River Watershed, the salmon that share the river with us and the everyday actions we can all take to help salmon thrive.

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Aug 16, 2017 | Volunteer

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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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