Friday Harbor Laboratories

This fish Sucks

The aptly named northern clingfish uses its fins to suck onto the roughest and slimiest of marine surfaces. Drs. Adam Summers and Petra Ditsche detail how this bottom dweller takes the art of suction to new heights in an interview on NPR's Science Friday. Read more...


Are bulkheads bad for Puget Sound?

Enviros and waterfront owners have argued the question for years. UW/FHL biologist Dr. Megan Dethier is out to find the answer.

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2014 Courses and Apprenticeships

FHL is accepting applications for 2014 courses and research apprenticeships.

General Student Information

Spring 2014 | Summer 2014 | Autumn 2014


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Spring 2014 eNewsletter Read here

Spring Seminar Series

Wednesdays in the Commons at 4PM.
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Jazz at the Labs

On June 14, FHL will hold its 14th annual Jazz at the Labs, an evening of food and GREAT music. Proceeds will benefit the FHL Science Outreach Program in the San Juan Island Elementary, Middle and High Schools and the Spring Street International School. More information.


Illg Distinguished Lecturer

On August 12, Dr. Lisa Levin, a Distinguished Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will be giving a public lecture on deep-ocean industrialization and biodiversity challenges in the 21st century. San Juan Community Theater at 7PM. More information

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