Author Archives : seagrass


Meet the new superheroes: bacteria

The closer we look, the more we learn eelgrass rubs shoulders with some pretty beneficial neighbors. One neighbor in particular could be the aquaculture superhero of our time: bacteria. Beginning this spring, Dr. Wyllie-Echeverria and his team will look closely at a species of bacteria that lives on eelgrass blades and kills the harmful algal […]

Sampling photo

Nobuharu Inaba, Yuka Onishi, Ichiro Imai (Hokkaido University), Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria (FHL)

A ukelele, tennis, and algicidal bacteria

Attendees of the 2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference just got a glimpse of three unlikely bedfellows: the hobbies of PhD student Nobuharu Inaba, E.S. Morse Institute Junior Fellow from Hokkaido University. Inaba, alongside his passion for playing the ukelele and the game of tennis, has dove into researching algicidal and growth inhibiting bacteria associated with […]


WSDoT Award

Hats off from WSDoT

If you’ve walked through the Fernald building on the Friday Harbor Labs campus, you may have noticed a rather nondescript award hanging in the entry hall. This fall, Katie Harrington, who’d arrived at the labs in hot pursuit of the interdisciplinary course Reading and Writing the Marine Environment, took to demystifying the award. In collaboration […]