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SAFS alumnus Jason Ching is featured on the Mother Nature Network:
“If the realms of science and art seems worlds away from each other, you’d be gravely mistaken. After all, when you’re studying the science behind the world around us, how can you not feel inspired by its sublime beauty? That’s why it should come as no surprise to learn that some of society’s most creative and passionate artists also happen to possess brilliant scientific minds.
SAFS alumna Juliana Houghton is featured in UW Today:
“The speed of vessels operating near endangered killer whales in Washington is the most influential factor – more so than vessel size – in how much noise from the boats reaches the whales, according to a new study published today in the online journal PLOS ONE.
Previous studies have shown that Southern Resident killer whales alter their behavior in the presence of vessels and associated noise, which affects their ability to communicate and find food.
SAFS grad student Brittany Jones is featured in UW Today:
“The Puget Sound watershed — the area west of the Cascades Mountains that stretches from the state capitol up to the Canadian border — is warming. It also faces rising seas, heavier downpours, larger and more frequent floods, more sediment in its rivers, less snow, and hotter, drier summer streams.
A new report by the University of Washington synthesizes all the relevant research about the future of the Puget Sound region to paint a picture of what to expect in the coming decades, and how best to prepare for that future.”
By Hannah Hickey, UW TodayRead more!
SAFS Professor Tom Quinn and SAFS Alum Morgan Bond is featured in UW Today:
‘Even fish look forward to retirement.
After making an exhausting migration from river to ocean and back to river — often multiple years in a row — one species of Alaskan trout decides to call it quits and retire from migrating once they are big enough to survive off their fat reserves.
SAFS Research Scientist P. Sean McDonald is featured in UW Today:
“The equipment used to farm geoducks, including PVC pipes and nets, might have a greater impact on the Puget Sound food web than the addition of the clams themselves.
That’s one of the findings of the first major scientific study to examine the broad, long-term ecosystem effects of geoduck aquaculture in Puget Sound, published last week in the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea’s Journal of Marine Science.”
By Michelle Ma, UW Today
SAFS’ Alaska Salmon Program is featured on the UW’s main page
SAFS Professor Ray Hilborn is featured in UW Today:
‘An international team of experts in fisheries management, spearheaded by UW professor Ray Hilborn, is trying to lead the conversation about sustainable fisheries using a less traditional approach — reaching the general public directly through a new website and social media outreach.
The initiative is called the Collaborative for Food from Our Oceans Data, or “CFOOD” for short, and offers data and commentary on the sustainability of global fisheries.
Hello SAFS community,
I just wanted to call your attention to a new publication by Ted Pietsch and Jay Orr that should be useful to SAFS folks. This is a much needed update and expansion to the checklists of Puget Sound fishes published over 35 years ago. This work is based primarily on the resources of the UW Fish Collection [in the basement of FTR- come check us out if you haven’t been here before], and there are some beautiful illustrations by Joseph Tomelleri.
SAFS Professors Steven Roberts and Carolyn Friedman are featured in UW Today:
“Though millions of sea stars along the West Coast have perished in the past several years from an apparent wasting disease, scientists still don’t know why. The iconic marine creature develops white lesions on its limbs and within days can dissolve or ‘melt’ into a gooey mass.