Arsenic-breathing life discovered in the tropical Pacific Ocean

Image of California’s Mono Lake taken from the brown rocky shore

“We’ve known for a long time that there are very low levels of arsenic in the ocean,” said co-author Gabrielle Rocap, a UW professor of oceanography. “But the idea that organisms could be using arsenic to make a living — it’s a whole new metabolism for the open ocean.”

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Scientific Technician 2, WA Dpt. of Natural Resources (Forks, WA; 3-month & 6-month temp)

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We are currently recruiting for two positions (3-month and 6-month).  Both positions will be a part of a three-man crew conducting juvenile salmon population estimates with a backpack electrofisher at numerous locations across the western Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. 

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Dive in with SeaDawgs! UW’s Marine Biology Club

SeaDawgs is the official UW Marine Biology club open to all undergraduate students interested in marine environments, conservation issues, or just want to know more about the local wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. The group’s goal is to build a community of students who are passionate about marine science through social events, volunteer work, academic seminars and research, and other social projects.

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UW First Year Programs positions (student jobs)

First Year Programs has multiple opportunities available for this summer and some that can extend through the academic year. All applications are currently open!

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José M. Guzmán receives UW Distinguished Teaching Award

José teaching in FSH 250: Marine Biology

José M. Guzmán, Acting Instructor within the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is one of this year’s seven recipients of the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

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Summer Courses: Ecocultural Restoration and Salmon Science in the Klamath Basin; Ecopoetics Along Shorelines

Two summer courses exploring the human and social dimensions of the Puget Sounds and the Klamath Basin.

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Guest Seminar: Terry Hughes, Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia (4/30, 4:00 pm, FSH 102)

Current UW students are invited to attend a guest talk Terry Hughes, Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia.

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Project Coordinator, Puget Sound Partnership (Tacoma, WA)

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Our recruitment for the Project Coordinator position on the Ecosystem Recovery Team is now live! This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to help us advance our social approaches and climate change work and support one of the LIOs and AA development and implementation.

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Publish blogs and photo essays through FieldNotes

FieldNotes is an undergraduate-run digital and print journal intended to increase public awareness of environmental undergraduate research at UW and provide a platform for students to actively engage in science communication. We are now seeking submissions for our online blog and photo essay sections.

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SEA Semester Campus Info Session, Monday, 4/22 2:00 PM, MSB 123

There will be a SEA Semester representative visiting campus on Monday, April 22.  He will hold an information session, 2:00-3:00pm in the Marine Sciences Building, Room 123.  Please come by if you can.
Read more about the experiences of a UW Marine Biology student with SEA Semester through this profile: Exploring the Phoenix Islands Protected Area with SEA Semester.
  

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