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Crab DNA study examines possible distinct populations

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is working with a diverse group of partners to learn more about the population structure of Puget Sound's Dungeness crab by studying the DNA of both larvae and adults.

(story behind a paywall, but features WWU's Jay Dimond)

Today is the application deadline to apply to the Marine and Coastal Science (MACS) major 2024-01-16
Trio of Western alums help keep Highline College’s MaST Aquarium afloat 2023-10-19
2023 Outstanding Graduates: Honors College and Interdisciplinary Programs 2023-07-10
WWU grad student (now alumna) Jackelyn Garcia named the 2023 Washington Sea Grant Keystone fellow 2023-06-22
Recent Western Graduate Dexter Davis Receives an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for 2023 2023-05-05
Study: New boating distance rule no cure-all for Southern Residents

New legislation, passed by the state Legislature earlier this month, requires boats and vessels in Puget Sound to maintain a 1,000-yard buffer between them and endangered Southern…

The Quahog as Weather Forecaster: Inside the Research of WWU’s Nina Whitney  2023-04-17
Gulf of Maine sees second-hottest year on record, report shows, ‘getting to the edge of habitability’

“One of the reasons that the Gulf of Maine is warming so rapidly is because of where it sits in the North Atlantic with regards to ocean circulation,” said Nina Whitney, an adjunct scientist at WHOI and research assistant professor at Western Washington University who was the lead author of the…

Deadline for this year's MACS cohort is Jan. 15 2023-01-10
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