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.Read more
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
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
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.”Read more
The Holtgrieve Ecosystem Ecology Laboratory (HEEL) has an excellent opportunity for a part-time laboratory technician during summer 2018. We are seeking a reliable and motivated undergraduate or recent graduate to assist with various laboratory organization, sample processing, and data entry tasks.Read more
The Sitka Sound Science Center is advertising for field crew for a summer fishery field project. The job involves daily sampling of post-spawning chum salmon in four streams in the Northern Southeast area. This work involves remote stream work under a variety of conditions sampling post-spawning chum salmon for otoliths, tissue samples, and scales. Successful applicants will be well suited for working and living in a small group environment. The work entails extensive time in the field under challenging conditions (rain, bears, bugs), weekend work, and, may involve living on-board a chartered support vessel. The project has the potential to be funded each summer through 2019. Hiring is dependent on grant funding.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
The College of the Environment Academic Affairs Office is hiring a part-time (10-15 hours/week) student assistant to manage the career opportunities page, assist with coordinating the Undergraduate Student Ambassador Program, and assist with the management, planning and execution of events throughout the school year. This position is open to current UW undergraduate students only. Applications are due by May 11, 2018Read more
The Program in Climate Change (PCC) invites you to attend our second annual Spring Symposium on Saturday, May 12 from 9 am to 3 pm (rescheduled from April 7) in the Fishery Sciences (FSH) building. This event features interdisciplinary presentations on climate- and earth-science-related research, outreach, and education by students and postdoctoral researchers from all around campus. Catered lunch will be provided.Read more