Join Environmental Alternative Spring Break!

Students interested in environmental education and outreach can explore options for an ‘Alternative Spring Break’. This requires enrollment in a winter quarter course.

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Piranha fish swap old teeth for new simultaneously

With the help of new technologies, a team led by the University of Washington has confirmed that piranhas — and their plant-eating cousins, pacus — do in fact lose and regrow all the teeth on one side of their face multiple times throughout their lives. How they do it may help explain why the fish go to such efforts to replace their teeth.

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Temporary Laboratory Technician, Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport, OR)

6-month full-time temporary position working under the direction of NOAA to assist with a laboratory experiment evaluating the impacts of anthropogenic stressors on growth and disease in juvenile fish.

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UW Diving Info Session

Explore how to make diving a part of your study of marine biology and the local marine environment with two UW Scientific Divers.

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Student Spotlight: An Interview with Jonathan Huie

Jonathan Huie is a recent graduate of both the UW Marine Biology and Aquatic and Fishery Sciences degrees. He is currently working at Friday Harbor Labs in the San Juan Islands as a lab technician. Part of his duties includes CT scanning UW Burke specimens as part of the NSF funded effort to scan all vertebrates and upload them to an online and open-source database. He kindly answered a few of our questions about his undergraduate experience as well as offered some advice for students thinking about pursuing a career in marine biology.

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Volunteer with the 2020 Orca Bowl

Volunteer as a competition official, general volunteer or team mentor for Washington’s regional marine sciences bowl.

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Autumn 19 College of the Environment Student Travel & Meeting Fund

Apply now for a scholarship for College of the Environment students to attend or present at conferences. The fund is now accepting applications for autumn 2019 with a deadline of 10/25.

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Inspired by Northern clingfish, researchers make a better suction cup

The finger-sized Northern clingfish employs one of the best suction cups in the world. A small disk on its belly can attach to wet, slimy, even rough surfaces and hold up to 230 times its own body weight. A University of Washington team inspired by the clingfish’s suction power set out to develop an artificial suction cup that borrows from nature’s design. Their prototype, described in a paper published Sept. 9 in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, actually performed better than the clingfish.

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SEAS (Students Explore Aquatic Sciences) meeting 2:30, 10/9, FSH 113

Learn more about volunteering with the School of Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences outreach program at their first autumn quarter meeting.

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2020 NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship open for applications

NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship recognizes outstanding students studying in NOAA mission fields. Student scholars receive up to $9,500 per academic year to support their studies, as well as paid summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the US.

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