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SAFS in the News: New report outlines Puget Sound region’s future under climate change

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 in the News: Alaskan trout choose early retirement over risky ocean-going career

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 in the News: Gear, not geoducks, impacts ecosystem if farming increases

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
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SAFS in the News: New fact-check on fisheries reporting takes to Web, social media

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. 

New Fishes of the Salish Sea publication

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 in the News: College scientists named to inaugural class of American Fisheries Society Fellows

SAFS professors Ray Hilborn and Tom Quinn are featured on the College of Environment Newsletter:
“Ray Hilborn and Tom Quinn, professors in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, are among the first-ever group of Fellows named in the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Fellows are recognized for their outstanding or meritorious contributions to the diversity of fields that represent the AFS, which can include leadership, research, teaching and mentoring, resource management and/or conservation, and outreach or interaction with the public.”
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SAFS in the News: New species of Anglerfish discovered

SAFS professor Ted Pietsch is featured on NBC News:
“There might be plenty of beautiful creatures in the ocean, but this newly discovered anglerfish is not one of them.
Found between 3,280 and nearly 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, it belongs to the genus Lasiognathus, and hunts using the glowing appendage on top of its head to attract prey. 

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