The adage “you are what you eat” generally turns out to be true. Foods we ingest are broken down into amino acids and absorbed into our bodies, leaving trace elements in our bones. In turn, these amino acids can be traced back to their source like a biological receipt, revealing information about the environment. Using this knowledge, researchers are conducting isotope analysis of amino acids in harbor seal skulls to determine the composition of historical marine food webs.Read more
The global pandemic is hurting the seafood industry, and American fishmongers may flounder without more government aid, according to the largest study of COVID-19’s impacts on U.S. fisheries. The new study, published Nov. 23 in the journal Fish and Fisheries, found that monthly fresh seafood exports declined up to 43% compared to last year, while monthly imports fell up to 37%, and catches dropped 40% in some months.Read more
A new University of Washington study has found that Chinook salmon seem to use collective navigation and interact socially to help each other find fish ladders at dams.Read more
Last quarter we explored SAFS’ vast research network throughout the world’s arctic, subarctic, and tropical regions. We now bring the focus back to Washington State and the fascinating science coming from our own backyard. Delve into some research highlights from our faculty, staff, and students with an interactive map taking you on a virtual tour all around our state.Read more
Join us for our virtual Spring Seminar Series this quarter, Thursdays from 4:00–6:00 pm PT on Zoom.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of our planned speakers have graciously agreed to present virtually this quarter. We hope you can join us for these important talks and use the opportunity to connect with your colleagues and classmates. A tentative schedule can be found below and on our events page.Read more
The University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences recently hosted the SeaDoc Society and its Explore the Salish Sea Educator Workshop with the goal of working with King County-area teachers to meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) by incorporating local Salish Sea issues and topics into their classrooms.Read more
The annual Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries is right around the corner! This year’s series will focus on freshwater fisheries and ecosystem services. Be sure to view our events page and hit the + to subscribe and have information about each week’s presentation automatically added to your calendar.
Presentations will also be recorded and uploaded to our SAFS YouTube channel. If you missed any of our 2019 Bevan/SAFS Centennial or Autumn Seminar presentations they can be viewed there as well.