Archive image of the R/V Commando as it passes through the Montlake Cut

Logging change in Puget Sound: Researchers use UW vessel logbooks to reconstruct historical groundfish populations

To understand how Puget Sound has changed, we first must understand how it used to be. But unlike most major estuaries in the U.S., long-term monitoring of Puget Sound fish populations did not exist until 1990. Now researchers have discovered an unconventional method to help fill in gaps in the data: old vessel logbooks.

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2021 Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries

The 2021 Bevan Series will be held virtually online and open to the public. This year’s focus is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Visit our events page and click the “subscribe” button to have each seminar and join link added to your calendar.

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Usha Varanasi featured in Food for Thought: Luminaries Collection

Affiliate faculty Usha Varanasi recently published an article as part of the ICES Journal of Marine Science (ICES JMS) Food for Thought: Luminaries Collection, a curated collection of articles written by distinguished luminaries in the field of Marine Science. 

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Chelsea Wood featured on podcast “Science Rules! with Bill Nye”

When it comes to things that give us the heebie-jeebies, parasites reign supreme. However, they are a necessary part of our ecosystems. SAFS assistant professor Chelsea Wood joins Bill Nye on his “Science Rules!” podcast to explain what makes parasites so creepy, how to prevent them from killing us, and why she keeps digging around in decades-old cans of salmon.

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A small hydropower dam in Brazil

In Brazil, many smaller dams disrupt fish more than large hydropower projects

A new University of Washington paper quantifies the tradeoffs between hydroelectric generation capacity and the impacts on river connectivity for thousands of current and projected future dams across Brazil. The findings confirm that small hydropower plants are far more responsible for river fragmentation than their larger counterparts due to their prevalence and distribution.

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