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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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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. 

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As I spoke with five programs for my piece on citizen science over the last few weeks, I found the overwhelming problem they all faced was education. Beyond the intimacy and benefits of employing regular people, it became a conversation of balancing important scientific work with effective c…

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As this past year has shown, Seattle’s temperate climate is by no means immune to the drastic shifts in weather brought about by climate change. Last January alone brought four crippling winter storms and Seattle saw its coldest winter since 1985. This summer broke the 1951 record for longes…