[seasonal, part-time] Beach Naturalist, City of Edmonds

5-20 hours per week of seasonal employment as a Beach Naturalist (Ranger Naturalist I) with the City of Edmonds, WA. Under the direction of the Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator, Ranger Naturalists primarily promote marine conservation by interpreting marine ecology in classrooms and in parks, emphasizing awareness and protection of, and appreciation for the marine environment and the Puget Sound watershed. Some interpretive work also occurs in a forest setting.

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Natural Resource Specialist 1: Marine Reserves Research Assistant (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Newport, OR)

Unique opportunity to work at the beautiful Oregon coast and be an important contributor to a team of marine reserves science professionals!

Participate as a member of ODFW’s marine reserves program, a six person interdisciplinary team responsible for leading the management and scientific monitoring of Oregon’s five marine reserve sites. Ecological monitoring is one of the key mandates set by the State Legislature for Oregon’s marine reserves. The Governor’s Office, Oregon Legislature, and constituents have significant expectations about the successful implementation of this work. This is a complex, multidisciplinary research effort with numerous monitoring and research projects conducted simultaneously designed to meet the state’s goals, objectives, and policy mandates for marine reserves. Assist with sample design and planning, leading collection of data at-sea, data entry, data analysis, data management, oral presentations, report writing, and outreach.

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Schmidt Ocean Institute Student Opportunities Program (Deadline 12/28/2018)

R/V Falkor

Apply for a chance to take part in scientific research aboard Research Vessel Falkor, working with Schmidt Ocean Institute and principal investigators leading at-sea research projects. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Deadline: December 28, 2018

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Aquarium Internships: Maria Mitchell Association: Nantucket’s Science Center (Nantucket, MA)

The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association offers a variety of summer internships at its Aquarium, Natural Science Museum, Observatories, Mitchell House, and in the field for our Summer Discovery Education Programs. Qualified undergraduate and graduate students usually study in the fields of marine biology, natural science, education, historic preservation, and astronomy. Please read all of the descriptions to find the internship that fits you best.

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SEA Semester Applications Open for Fall 2019

While SEA Semester programs are not run by the University of Washington, the UW School of Oceanography affiliates with their programs such that you can earn UW Oceanography credit (OCEAN 496) for their courses, and they can then be applied to degree program requirements. Ask the marine biology adviser for more information about how these courses can apply to your Marine Biology major requirements.

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Tide Bites: A Unique Challenge: Marine Subtidal Ecology at UW Friday Harbor Labs

“Tide Bites” is the monthly newsletter of UW Friday Harbor Laboratories. This month, two of the instructors of the Marine Subtidal Ecology course Dive Officer Pema Kitaeff and Dr. Alex Lowe write about what it takes to be a scientific diver at the University of Washington. This course is currently scheduled to be offered in the summer of even years (the next offering will be summer 2020) at Friday Harbor Labs, and interested students are encouraged to contact the Marine Biology Adviser for more information.

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UW News: Threatened tropical coral reefs form complex, ancient associations with bacteria, researchers say

When it comes to the well-being of coral reefs, for many years scientists focused on bleaching, an event that can endanger corals and the diverse marine ecosystems that they support. In bleaching, high temperatures or other stressors cause corals to expel Symbiodinium, the beneficial, brightly colored microbes that would normally share excess energy and nutrients with corals. Bleaching ultimately starves corals and endangers the entire reef ecosystem.

But over the last two decades, scientists have realized that other microbes are also critical for coral health, including communities of bacteria that live on coral surfaces and in their tissues. These bacteria constitute the coral microbiome. High temperatures — even below the threshold for bleaching — can disrupt coral microbiomes, leaving corals vulnerable to disease.

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FISH 427: Tropical Marine Biology

By examining the biogeography, evolution, and ecology of coral reefs, mangroves, and sea grass beds, provides an integrated overview of tropical-systems biology. Integrates ecological and physiological concepts in order to show how anthropogenic stressors such as increased temperature, pollution, and ocean acidification can impact the resilience of tropical marine ecosystems.

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Summer 2019 Undergrad Research on Chesapeake Bay (REU), Deadline: Feb. 15

Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? I invite you to check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. We bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. We select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

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2019 Ocean Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, California State University, Monterey Bay

Apply now for the summer 2019 research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) with California State Unviersity Monterey Bay. Students can also elect to work with mentors at partner institutions including: Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing Marine Labs or Naval Postgraduate School. Students conduct 10 weeks of independent research under the supervision of a research mentor. In addition, students complete a suite of professional development workshops and training. The summer culminates with our celebratory Summer Research Symposium.

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