‘By-the-wind sailor’ jellies wash ashore in massive numbers after warmer winters

Thanks to 20 years of observations from thousands of citizen scientists, University of Washington researchers have discovered distinct patterns in the mass strandings of by-the-wind sailor jellies. Specifically, large strandings happened simultaneously from the northwest tip of Washington south to the Mendocino coast in California, and in years when winters were warmer than usual.

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Research opportunities in ocean data science

Our bioacoustics data science group (led by Wu-Jung Lee, Applied Physics Lab and Valentina Staneva, eScience Institute) is looking for enthusiastic undergrad and grad students to join in the spring and summer quarters.

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Marine Debris Field Technician (Honolulu, HI)

Assist in removal of marine debris (primarily derelict fishing gear and plastics) from the Northwest Hawaiian Islands (French Frigate Shoals).
Our work: Our crew of 9 employees and volunteers will be conducting cleanup operations at Tern Island, French Frigate Shoals. For 10 days, our crew will be camping on Tern Island and cleaning up the above-mentioned types of debris.

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New career resources at the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Great new resources that are definitely relevant to Marine Biology undergraduates via the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

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Program Manager; Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs (Boston, MA)

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs seeks a Program Manager to coordinate and implement all aspects of the organization’s work, including the Ocean Awareness Contest and related educational programming.

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Communications Specialist; New York Sea Grant

The Communications Specialist, who will be supervised by New York Sea Grant’s Communications Manager, will assist with the program’s website re-design and maintenance, including keeping content fresh and updated, and incorporating latest technology and other communications techniques.

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National Student Leadership Conference on Marine Biology Team Advisor (Seattle, WA)

My name is Natalie Knops and I am the program director for the National Student Leadership Conference’s Marine Biology program which will be held at the University of Washington this summer. The NSLC offers pre-college summer programs for high school students facilitated by current undergraduates. Our program’s main focus is on developing leadership capacity within ambitious young adults while introducing the wide array of career possibilities within marine biology. I am looking to hire several rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores to serve as Team Advisors and Assistant Team Advisors for our program. The position is paid/full-time.

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C ENV 401 – FieldNotes Journal Editorial Board NOW RECRUITING

FieldNotes is recruiting editorial board members for our Spring 2021 issue! We are an undergraduate-run journal intended to increase public awareness of environmental undergraduate research at UW and provide a platform for students to actively engage in science communication.

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The Whale Museum’s Soundwatch Boater Education Program: 2021 Summer Internship Openings

The Soundwatch Boater Education Program is seeking interns for the 2021 summer season. Soundwatch is a research, education and monitoring program working to reduce vessel disturbance to orcas and other marine wildlife in the Salish Sea region of Washington State (USA) and British Columbia (Canada).

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Evolution and Diversification of Marine Fishes (Seattle, WA)

Digital 3D scan of fish skeleton

Drs. Elizabeth Miller and Luke Tornabene of the University of Washington would like to solicit applications for a PAID 10-week summer undergraduate research internship sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program will run from June-August 2021 (exact dates TBD). Applications will be accepted until Friday March 12th, 2021.

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