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SAFS in the News: Preserving the Past, Helping the Future (Burke Museum)

The Burke Museum’s Fish Collection and collection manager Katherine Maslenikov are featured on the UW Home Page:
‘Join us as we go behind-the-scenes at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. See fascinating items that aren’t on display, and learn how the museum manages collections in areas from fish to fossils.
Imagine you’re a researcher studying the effects of climate change on the Pacific Northwest. 

SAFS in the News: Twins, especially male identical twins, live longer

SAFS postdoctoral researcher David Sharrow and SAFS Professor Jim Anderson are featured in UW Today:
‘Twins not only have a bestie from birth — they also live longer than singletons. And those two factors may be related, according to new University of Washington research. 

SAFS in the News: Big fish — and their pee — are key parts of coral reef ecosystems

SAFS postdoctoral researcher Jacob Allgeier is featured in UW Today:
‘Coral reefs wouldn’t be the same without their beautiful fish.
A diversity of colorful, beautifully patterned species lives in tandem with coral reefs around the world, having adapted their appearance, body structure and lifestyle to take refuge in the folds of spiny, spongy, slippery reefs.
Recent studies suggest that coral reefs, however, are just as dependent on these fish for key nutrients that help coral grow. 

SAFS in the News: The Blob That Cooked the Pacific

SAFS professor Julia Parrish is featured in National Geographic:
‘When a deadly patch of warm water shocked the West Coast, some feared it was a preview of our future oceans… In the past few years death had become a bigger part of life in the ocean off North America’s West Coast. Millions of sea stars melted away in tide pools from Santa Barbara, California, to Sitka, Alaska, their bodies dissolving, their arms breaking free and wandering off. 

SAFS in the News: Why did a humpback whale just save this seal’s life?

SAFS professor Trevor Branch is quoted in Science magazine:
‘But what about protecting other species? This happened in nearly 90% of attacks where the killer whales’ prey could be identified. “It’s pretty mysterious,” says Trevor Branch, a fisheries scientist at the University of Washington, Seattle, who has studied populations of large whales. “We tend to think of altruism as being reciprocal, but there’s no way these other species would come back and help the humpback whales.”’
Article and excerpt by Erik Stokstad
Read the whole article here 

SAFS in the News: UW professor is digitizing every fish species in the world

SAFS professor Adam Summers is featured in UW Today:
‘Nearly 25,000 species of fish live on our planet, and a University of Washington professor wants to scan and digitize them all.
That means each species will soon have a high-resolution, 3-D visual replica online, available to all and downloadable for free. Scientists, teachers, students and amateur ichthyologists will be able to look at the fine details of a smoothhead sculpin’s skeleton, or 3-D print an exact replica of an Arctic alligatorfish. 

SAFS in the News: Opinion: Closing parts of the ocean to fishing not enough to protect marine ecosystems

SAFS professor Ray Hilborn is featured in UW Today and the journal Nature:
‘A University of Washington fisheries professor argues this week that saving biodiversity in the world’s oceans requires more than banning fishing inside marine protected areas, or oceanic wilderness areas.
In a three-page editorial published this week in the journal Nature, he argues that this increasingly popular conservation strategy is not as effective as properly managing recreational and commercial fisheries. 

SAFS in the News: Studying Sockeye Salmon

SAFS professor Daniel Schindler is featured on the UW’s Homepage:
“Through the College of the Environment, professor of aquatic and fishery sciences Daniel Schindler helps lead the Alaska Salmon Program (ASP) — a 70-year effort to monitor salmon and their ecosystems at a suite of field camps in southwestern Alaska. In advance of the 2016 Bristol Bay sockeye salmon run, Schindler gave an inside look at the impact of the program.”
Read more (and see some fantastic photos)! 

SAFS in the News: Adam Summers advises Pixar on fish movements in new ‘Finding Dory’ film

SAFS professor Adam Summers is featured in UW Today:
‘If you’re heading to theaters this weekend to see the much anticipated “Finding Dory,” take note of how Mr. Ray glides effortlessly through the water, and grouchy Hank the octopus curls and lifts his tentacles.
It’s no accident these motions look realistic — the animation company Pixar sought expert advice from University of Washington fish biomechanist Adam Summers for its second movie about life under the sea. 

Husky Food Pantry Open to anyone with a Husky Card

The Office of the VP for Student Life, in partnership with the ASUW Student Food Cooperative, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center and the HUB, is launching a campus food pantry that aims to provide basic nutritional assistance for UW students, staff, and faculty. To participate in the pantry, the only requirement is a Husky card. 

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