SAFS Seminar (10/4): Kim Reece, Virgina Institute of Marine Sciences, The College of William and Mary: Harmful algal blooms in Chesapeake Bay: emerging patterns and impacts

The UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences hosts a weekly departmental seminar series every Thursday from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the FSH 102 Auditorium. All seminars are free and open to the public.

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AIS 375: Engaging the Waterways class (autumn 2018)

AIS 375 is a special topics course titled Engaging the Waterways and will look specifically at the geographical, ecological, and cultural history of the physical campus grounds. It’s a hands-on course centered around the arrival of the Willapa Spirit honor canoe on campus this Autumn and will include walking tours, hearing from Native community elders and Canoe Families, and field expeditions.

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[Tide Bites]: River Otters in a Land Without Rivers

3 swimming river otters

“Tide Bites” is the monthly newsletter of UW Friday Harbor Laboratories. This month, outgoing FHL Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Brent Hughes discusses his research on river otters. Read a short excerpt below, or read the full story at: http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/tidebites/Vol61/index.html. Dr. Hughes talks about his work with three undergraduates working under ‘Doris Duke Conservation Fellowships’. Undergraduates from UW or any school are invited to learn more about this summer opportunity at http://uwconservationscholars.org/.

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Paid internship opportunity for current UW students (UW Office for Youth Programs Development and Support)

The UW Office for Youth Programs Development and Support (YPDS) has a great internship opportunity for individuals interested in learning about youth engagement, policy development and project implementation. This office provides consultation and guidance to UW departments who operate youth programs. UW hosts over 200 youth programs and activities serving over 94,000 youth each year. Learn more about the office at our website: www.uw.edu/youth

The YPDS intern will primarily assist with implementation of a new web-based registration system for UW youth programs, and support other activities as time allows. This internship starts in September and continues through to the end of Winter quarter, with a possibility of extension through Spring quarter pending funding availability.

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[UW IT Connect]: Hacking the ocean’s mysteries

A vast underwater network of systems and sensors are capturing rich, never-before-accessed data from the mysterious world beneath our oceans.

To build a stronger community of scientists using that data to make new discoveries, oceanographers will convene at the UW for Oceanhackweek, August 20-24, 2018, five intensive days of collaborative investigations and tutorials in modern data analysis tools and techniques.

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Paid Internship, Dauphin island Sea Lab (Dauphin Island, Alabama)

The Heck Lab at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is looking for an intern to help conduct submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) research along the Northern Gulf of Mexico. We are looking to fill this position quickly with the intern starting on or before September 15th, 2018. The duration of the internship is 6 months, with a possible extension and/or advancement depending on performance and funding.

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[UW News]: Great white sharks dive deep into warm-water whirlpools in the Atlantic

Great white shark being tagged

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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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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[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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Laboratory Technician, Holtgrieve Ecosystem Ecology Lab (HEEL) (Seattle, WA); part-time

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.

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