The NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative: Regional Scales Nodes project is developing a profiling system that records data in the upper 650 feet (200 m) of the ocean. Initial testing will begin this summer at FHL. Read more...
A row of space-age domes off the Washington coast may provide a peek at the future. Not the future of space travel, but of climate change and the effects of increasingly acidic oceans. Read more...
Several FHL researchers collaborated on the paper featured in the Marine Ecology Progress Series
By examining how species are affected by large predator protection, FHL Director Ken Sebens influences global thinking on the value of marine protected areas. Here, he discusses his progress to date. Download the pdf
Dr. Emily Carrington reported at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston that the fibrous threads in mussels she calls “nature’s bungee cords” become weaker in warmer water. Read more...
This research was also featured in a recent NSF Discoveries Research Series article:
The Ocean Acidification Research Apprenticeship (Ocean 492) taking place this spring has created a website and blog documenting their activities.
Graduate student Stephanie Crofts' research on extreme jaw forces of living and extinct piranhas was recently published in Nature's Scientific Reports. Read more...
FHL is accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2013 courses and research apprenticeships.
FHL figures prominently in a major award from the National Science Foundation. The IGERT award provides $3M over five years to train 30 of the most promising Ph.D. students in the study of ocean change.
The series continues Wednesday, May 22 with a talk by Billie Swalla titled "Pin the tail on the Molgula". To be held in the Commons at 4 PM. More information
This event offers a splendid opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and check out the research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided tours. Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations. There will be posters, marine plants and animals, electron and confocal microscopes, plankton sampling and observations, and activities for visitors of all ages. Kids are particularly encouraged to attend. More information.
On Saturday night, June 1, 2013, Friday Harbor Laboratories will hold its 13th annual Jazz at the Labs, an evening of GREAT MUSIC, a fabulous dinner and a silent auction at the Friday Harbor Labs, to benefit the K-12 Science Outreach Program. More information.
Dr. Gonzalo Giribet, Harvard University Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Invertebrates, Museum of Comparative Zoology, will give two lectures. On the 19th there will be a scientific talk in the Commons and on the 20th there will be a public lecture at the San Juan Community Theatre. More information.