Tag: Oceanography

VIDEO: Quakes & Whales by Michelle Weirathmueller

Check out the video of Michelle’s talk! Part of the University of Washington’s Engage Program, Michelle Weirathmueller presented her PhD research on Quakes & Whales: Finding Fin Whales in Earthquake Recordings. This talk was presented at Town Hall Seattle as

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Megan Gambs: Water, Rocks, and the Tropics: Did the Missoula Floods Impact Climate?

Wed 5/22/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info During the Last Glacial Maximum, North America was covered in kilometers thick sheets of ice. Glacial lakes formed in valleys, damned by lobes of

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Sara Bender: Om Nom Nom Nutrients: Exploring the “Appetite” of Hungry Marine Microbes

Mon 4/8/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm The Pub at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Some microscopic marine organisms, known as phytoplankton, help to sustain our planet through the production of by producing oxygen. But, as the drifters

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Laura Newcomb: Hanging by a Thread: Exploring Mussel Attachment Strength to Rocky Shores in a Changing Ocean

Tues 3/26/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Between the shore’s high and low tidelines lies a habitat known as the marine intertidal, one of the harshest environments on Earth. Marine creatures

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Kirsten Feifel: Looking to the Past to See the Future: Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change

Tues 3/26/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info In the Puget Sound region, harmful algal blooms are commonly referred to as “red tide.” Records of red tide date back only to the

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