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Five curious things we now know about our oceans

Photo: J Meyer

We swim in it, the sun sets over it, love songs are written about it and it covers 70% of the earth’s surface, yet we know so little about our deep blue sea. Oceans inspire some of the most puzzling questions and greatest discoveries on earth, and here at UW, researchers from across the sciences are dedicated to better understanding what’s in them, what’s changing about them, and how we can preserve these essential parts of our habitat. 

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Explore and dive to the depths of Puget Sound May 4 with UW’s aquatic science open house

One of the exhibits at last year’s open house.

Families, students and children are invited to get their hands wet on Saturday with “Our Watery World,” the University of Washington’s second-annual aquatic science open house. This free and family-friendly afternoon of hands-on learning will feature tours of a research boat, a Puget Sound invertebrate tank and more May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. in fishery sciences and oceanography buildings on campus. 

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Aquatic and Fishery Sciences’ José Guzmán receives 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award

Aquatic and Fishery Sciences' José Guzmán

Congratulations to UW Environment’s José M. Guzmán. The instructor at UW’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences was recently selected to receive the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award. He will be honored at the UW’s Awards of Excellence ceremony in June. Distinguished Teaching Award recipients are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including mastery of the subject matter, enthusiasm and innovation in teaching and learning process, ability to engage students both within and outside the classroom, ability to inspire independent and original thinking in students and to stimulate students to do creative work, and innovations in course and curriculum design. 

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Aquatic and Fishery Sciences celebrates 100-year anniversary


  The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) at the University of Washington is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in conjunction with a special Bevan Series Symposium. Over the last 100 years, SAFS has evolved from a small fisheries college with 13 students and three faculty to a innovative center for teaching and research with 29 faculty, 175 students and postdoctoral fellows and 75 research and administrative staff. 

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