4 news posts from June 2013

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Stranded sixgill offers ‘rare’ look at predator from the deep

Teachable moments come along all the time for scientists conducting summer classes at University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Labs.  But few like this.  The Labs biological preserve at San Juan Island’s Argyle Lagoon became a makeshift laboratory Wednesday afternoon, June 26, after a call came in that a 12-foot-long sixgill shark had washed up on the beach.  Read more in the Islands Sounder. 

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Associate Dean Julia Parrish recognized as White House Champion of Change

Julia Parrish was honored as a Champion of Change by the White House for her dedication to increasing public engagement in science and science literacy.  See Julia talk about the importance of citizen scientists to the work of the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST; she begins speaking at 11 minutes); you can also read more about COASST and its beginnings on the Champions of Change blog. 

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Student Spotlight: Karl Lang

Karl Lang speaks as if being a geologist was his destiny. “I’ve always been interested in geology,” says Lang, who as a child was fascinated by rocks and fossils. He went on to study Geology and Economics at the College of William and Mary in Virginia and is now a PhD student in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the UW College of the Environment. 

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Remembering Robert Fleagle

Read more about Robert Fleagle on the Seattle Times website, or below as remembered by two former students and colleagues, Bob Brown and Nick Bond. From Bob Brown, Research Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Sciences I met Bob in 1966, when half his life was over; the learning half? He was involved in the new Geophysics graduate program and I became the first student in this PhD program. 

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