Friday Harbor Laboratories
  • Scientists Solve Mystery Of West Coast Starfish Die-Off

    After months of research, scientists have identified the pathogen at the heart of the starfish wasting disease that’s been killing starfish by the millions along the Pacific shores of North America, according to research published Monday.

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  • UW-made tool displays West Coast ocean acidification data

    Increasing carbon dioxide in the air penetrates into the ocean and makes it more acidic, while robbing seawater of minerals that give shellfish their crunch. The West Coast is one of the first marine ecosystems to feel the effects.

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  • Attachment to challenging substrates – fouling, roughness and limits of adhesion in the northern clingfish

    In this study, we investigate the influence of fouling and surface roughness on the adhesive strength of northern clingfish, Gobiesox maeandricus.

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Autumn 2014 eNewsletter Read here

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Three FHL stalwarts retiring




Vikky Daucuinas, David Duggins and Craig Staude are officially retiring at the end of the year.
They will be sorely missed!

Read a little about them

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