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  • Scientists Solve Mystery Of West Coast Starfish Die-Off

    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.
    Read the article here.

  • 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.  Read the article here.

  • 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.

    Read the paper here.

2015 Courses and Apprenticeships

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Tide Bites Volume 18 | Archives

Autumn 2014 eNewsletter Read here

Intertidal Tidings for Autumn has been mailed. Click here for a PDF version


The San Juan Nature Institue presents the Arthur Whiteley Lecture Series, hosted at the FHL commons. View the schedule here.


FHL Open House

May 16, 2015

Join us Saturday for a day of science and fun! Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations. Open from 11am to 4pm.

More information.


Three FHL stalwarts have retired

Vikky Daucuinas, David Duggins and Craig Staude have retired. They will be sorely missed! On behalf of the FHL community, thank you, and congratulations!

Read a little about them.

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