Kīlauea lava fuels phytoplankton bloom in the North Pacific Ocean

A new study co-authored by University of Washington researchers examines the effects of molten lava that flowed into the ocean as the result of the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawai’i from April to August 2018.

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Fish and Wildlife Biologist I entry-level job (WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Olympia, WA)

Entry-level (Bachelor’s Degree) job working with the Fish program of the WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Program as, “part of the team responsible for the assessment and management of marine forage fish throughout Washington”.

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Mark your Calendars for SAFS’s 2019 Autumn Seminar Series

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Science’s (SAFS) annual Autumn Seminar Series begins next week, Thursday, September 26. Be sure to view the SAFS events page and hit the + to subscribe and have information about each week’s presentation added to your calendar. Presentations will also be recorded and uploaded to the SAFS YouTube channel the following day.

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Killer Whale Tales at the Northwest Stream Center, October 5 (Everett, WA)

breaching killer whale (K16)

On Saturday October 5, at 1 pm, the Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks are presenting Killer Whale Tales at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett (reservations and tickets are required).

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What motivates people to join — and stick with — citizen science projects?

One of the most established hands-on, outdoor citizen science projects is the University of Washington-based Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, COASST, which trains beachgoers along the West Coast, from California to Alaska, to monitor their local beach for dead birds. With about 4,500 participants in its 21-year history and roughly 800 active participants today, COASST’s long-term success is now the subject of scientific study in its own right. What makes people join citizen science projects, and what motivates people to stick with them over years?

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Marine Monitoring Field Technician, WA Dpt. of Ecology (Lacey, WA)

The Environmental Assessment Program (EAP) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Marine Monitoring Field Technician (Natural Resource Scientist 1) position.

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Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs

Corals that live in the mesophotic zone

Just beyond where conventional scuba divers can go is an area of the ocean that still is largely unexplored. In waters this deep — about 100 to at least 500 feet below the surface — little to no light breaks through.

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Volunteer Training with the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST)

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) invites you to join our team of beach surveyors.

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(temporary full-time) Biological Sciences Technician, USGS Western Fisheries Research Center (Seattle, WA)

Perform technical work in a field and lab environment in support of professional or technical employees engaged in data collection activities, analysis of biological data collection activities or analysis of biological samples.

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Tiny fishes fuel life on coral reefs

Most bottom-dwelling fish try to avoid predation through hiding or camouflage. This colorful bluebelly blenny fish scans its surroundings with its head sticking out of its hole.

In a paper published May 23 in Science, a team of international researchers from Simon Fraser University, University of Washington and other institutions reveals that the iconic abundance of fishes on reefs is fueled by an unlikely source: tiny, bottom-dwelling reef fishes.

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