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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SAFS’s 2020 Winter Seminar Series: The Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries

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The School of Aquatic and Fishery Science’s (SAFS) annual Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries begins on Thursday, January 9, 2020 with a focus this year on Freshwater Fisheries and Ecosystem Services.

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Cape RADD winter break field course (South Africa)

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Cape RADD facilitates a 2 week and 4 week field course for students who want to learn more about the marine environment, conservation and research through hands on field experience and diver development.

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Undergraduate Semester at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Apply now!

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Will you be a junior or senior undergraduate next year studying Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Meteorology, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering? Spend a semester at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and see what the ocean has to teach you.

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This is UW Environment

Have you ever wondered how our world works? Are you interested in how science connects to communities? At the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, you can explore the environment from the Earth’s core to outer space using high tech approaches to solve sustainability issues.

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Swordfish as oceanographers? Satellite tags allow research of ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ off Florida

Researchers from the University of Washington are using high-tech tags to record the movements of swordfish — big, deep-water, migratory, open-ocean fish that are poorly studied — and get a window into the ocean depths they inhabit.

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