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[UW Today] New many-toothed clingfish discovered with help of digital scans

from UW Today, April 17, 2017. Note: Adam Summers teaches regularly at Friday Harbor Labs, and he is scheduled to teach BIOL 467: Comparative Animal Physiology at FHL in autumn 2017. You can apply for fall quarter at FHL now, with an early enrollment deadline of May 15.
A set of curious researchers, state-of-the-art visual technology and a bit of good luck helped find a new fish whose tooth collection could put a shark to shame. 

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UW Aquatic & Fishery Sciences & Oceanography both ranked in the top 5 programs in their field globally

A new ranking of global university programs by academic subject highlights the quality of our marine and aquatic science programs. In the lists for their respective subjects, The UW School of Oceanography was ranked 2nd globally, and the UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences was ranked 4th. Read on for more details about the ranking and to learn about the other 43 subjects ranked in the top 10 globally.

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Congratulations to 3 MB minors in the Husky 100

Congratulations to three Marine Biology Minors who were recognized as part of the 2017 Husky 100: Jono Grindall, Griffin Hoins, and Sneha Krishnan!

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New Friday Harbor Labs Website Launches

The new and improved FHL website just launched, and you can visit it now at fhl.uw.edu. The application deadline for autumn quarter courses is May 15, so start exploring the site now to learn more.

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[Tide Bites] Red rock crabs: the Dungeness’ grouchy cousins

Native red rock crabs (Cancer productus) are important predators on protected rocky nearshore communities from Alaska to Baja California. While they are harvested recreationally, they have not been as well studied as their commercially-valuable cousin, the Dungeness crab.

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Apply now for the Husky Seed Fund (deadline April 3, 2017)

The Husky Seed Fund is an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW. The fund launched as a pilot program for students on the Seattle campus in 2016 and is managed by students on the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council with funds from the Office of the Provost. Created by students for students, the goal is to bring to life innovative ideas by awarding funds for projects that that will enhance students’ extracurricular experience.

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[UW Today] UW’s Kristin Laidre awarded Pew marine fellowship to study effects of climate change, subsistence hunting on polar bears

A new, two-part University of Washington project aims to explore the interacting effects of climate change and subsistence hunting on polar bears, while also illuminating the cultural value of the species to indigenous peoples and the role they play in conservation.

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[Tide Bites] Scanning All Fish!

This article comes from “Tide Bites”, the monthly newsletter of UW Friday Harbor Laboratories. “Scanning All Fish!”, by Adam Summers, with Kory Evans-Jackson and Malorie Hayes: read the full article at the FHL website.
Recently, FHL became home to the Karel F. Liem Bio-Imaging Center. The centerpiece of the shared research facility is a very capable micro-source CT scanner from Bruker, a model 1173. 

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College of the Environment Award Nominations (Due 2/24)

Have you had a great experience with a faculty, staff, or student from the UW College of the Environment? Nominate them for one of the following awards (granted annually) by February 24!
Dear College Community,
We are pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2017 College of the Environment Awards to honor members of our College community who have demonstrated outstanding service and dedication.  

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[UW Today] Vitamin B-12, and a knockoff version, create complex market for marine vitamins

Associate Professor Ingalls – referenced in this UW Today Article – teaches the “OCEAN 295: Chemistry of Marine Organic Carbon” course annually. This course can be taken in place of CHEM 220 for the Aquatic & Fishery Sciences and Oceanography majors.
The New Year is a busy time for pharmacies and peddlers of all health-related products. In the oceans, marine organisms rely on nutrients, too, but the source of their vitamins is sometimes mysterious. 

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