2020 REU program at Shannon Point Marine Center (Anacortes, WA)

Program participants work one-on-one with faculty mentors studying themes related to productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; ocean acidification; marine microbial ecology; marine chemical ecology; physiology of symbiosis; ecology and physiology of seaweeds; larval development, physiology, ecology; and environmental toxicology.

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2020 Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Inst. of Oceanography/Marine Physical Lab (REU)

The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2020 MPL Summer Internship Program.

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Resident orcas’ appetite likely reason for decline of big Chinook salmon

Each year orcas consume more than 2.5 million adult Chinook salmon along the West Coast. Except for the endangered southern resident population in Washington, all other fish-eating orca populations that live along the coast, called “residents,” are growing in number. The rise of resident killer whales, and their appetite for large Chinook salmon, is driving a decline of the big fish.

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PAC-ISLEs Study Abroad (Tonga: Summer, 2020)

Study abroad program for UW undergraduates studying Present-day and Ancient Connections between Island Societies and Local Ecosystems (PAC-ISLEs). Fully funded for four undergraduate and two graduate students. Application deadline is 1/31/2020, and there will be an information session on 1/15.

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NOAA Hollings Preparation Program Scholarship (deadline March 15, 2020)

Are you a college freshman with an interest in a NOAA internship and training opportunity? The Hollings Preparation Program (HPP) will prepare freshmen students to be competitive applicants for the full NOAA Hollings Scholarship in their sophomore year of college.

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For some corals, meals can come with a side of microplastics

A new experiment by the University of Washington has found that some corals are more likely to eat microplastics when they are consuming other food, yet microplastics alone are undesirable. Two coral species tested responded differently to the synthetic material, suggesting variations in how corals are adapting to life with microplastics. The study was published Dec. 3 in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Translational Ecology for Undergraduates Summer Research (REU), Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Millbrook, NY)

Since 2011 the Cary REU program has embraced a new focus – Translational Ecology. We hope to train a new generation of environmental scientists who are both prepared and motivated to translate ecological science to the public. Applications for 2020 are now open

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Protected Species/Marine mammal Observer – Bio-Waves (Seal Beach, CA)

Junior and Senior Protected Species Observers are needed for a land-based monitoring of protected marine species for mitigation of dredging, pile driving and other marine construction activities inside protected harbors and bays in Southern California, USA.

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Washington State University Extension – Puget Sound Beach Watcher Coordinator (Everett, WA)

Applications are invited for this coordinator position responsible for leading the development, implementation, ongoing evaluation and refinement of the Program including research, education and stewardship projects primarily in Snohomish County.

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Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

NSF-REU program at Bigelow Laboratory (East Boothbay, Maine) invites undergraduates in their sophomore year or later to apply. Ten students will each be paired with a scientist mentor to conduct hands-on independent research projects. Successful applicants will receive a modest stipend, a food and housing allowance, and support for travel and supplies during the session.

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