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The UW recently ranked first in oceanography programs as part of the ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. The ShanghaiRanking system focuses on research rather than teaching and takes into account research productivity, research quality, extent of international collaboration,…

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Human struggle against the viciousness and allure of nature has resonated throughout Western history. Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” exemplifies this theme, portraying sharks as monsters lurking in the deep to be feared by those who dare to enter the water. Although the film resulted in hostile f…

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It’s impossible to solve a problem if you don’t know what it is. When it comes to sensitive social issues like poverty, data collecting is vital to improving well being and quality of life. However, these situations are often the most difficult to collect data, especially in developing count…

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Chinook salmon are iconic in the Pacific Northwest for their large size, reaching weights of over 100 pounds. Several species of Chinook salmon are classified as endangered, and they are an important food source for another at-risk species: Southern Resident killer whales.