Spring Seminar Series, Thursday with Dr. Kevin Bailey

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Please join the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences for its Spring Seminar Series. The SAFS seminar series consists of weekly presentations by eminent academics, prospective faculty members and the School’s own faculty members. Seminars are free and open to the public.

When
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 4 PM
Social immediately follows

Where
University of Washington
Fishery Sciences Building
Room 102
1122 NE Boat Street
Seattle, Washington (map)

View the full seminar schedule.

For more information, please contact SAFS Front Desk, safsdesk@uw.edu, or 206-543-4270.

DR. KEVIN BAILEY

Of Fish and Men: The Western Flyer, John Steinbeck, Doc Ricketts, and Pacific Fisheries

 ABOUT DR. BAILEY

BaileyKevin McLean Bailey started his career as a marine fisheries biologist and ecologist in 1974 after graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His first assignment was on a Japanese crab fishing ship in the eastern Bering Sea for 4…

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Aquatic versus terrestrial attachment: Water makes a difference

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By Adam Summers and Petra Ditsche, in Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology

Abstract
Animal attachment to a substrate is very different in terrestrial and aquatic environments. We discuss variations in both the forces acting to detach animals and forces of attachment. While in a terrestrial environment gravity is commonly understood as the most important detachment force, under submerged conditions gravity is nearly balanced out by buoyancy and therefore matters little. In contrast, flow forces such as drag and lift are of higher importance in an aquatic environment. Depending on the flow conditions, flow forces can reach much higher values than gravity and vary in magnitude and direction. For many of the attachment mechanisms (adhesion including glue, friction, suction and mechanical principles such as hook, lock, clamp and spacer) significant differences have to be considered under water. For example, the main principles of dry adhesion, van der Waals forces and chemical bonding…

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[internship]: Islandwood Brightwater Summer Camp (Woodinville, WA)

Overview: An IslandWood internship provides a wonderful opportunity to be a part of an exciting educational environment. IslandWood was founded on a unique mission: to provide exceptional learning experiences and to inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship. In the summers, we run 6 weeks of summer camps for kids from 1st – 6th grades at the Brightwater Center, located in Woodinville, WA. As a Summer Camp Intern, you will work with a Summer Camp Instructor to provide hands-on, field-based environmental education programs at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville.

Dates: 6-29-8-17/2015
$500 stipend
Open till filled
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Spring Seminar Series, Thursday with Dr. Martin Robards

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Please join the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences for its Spring Seminar Series. The SAFS seminar series consists of weekly presentations by eminent academics, prospective faculty members and the School’s own faculty members. Seminars are free and open to the public.

When
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 4 PM
Social immediately follows

Where
University of Washington
Fishery Sciences Building, Room 102
1122 NE Boat Street
Seattle, Washington (map)

View the full seminar schedule.

For more information, please contact SAFS Front Desk, safsdesk@uw.edu, or 206-543-4270.

DR. MARTIN ROBARDS

Marine Vessel Traffic in the Aleutian Archipelago and Arctic: Mitigating Risks to Food Security and the Environment

Maritime transport accounts for about 90% of all world trade, including 60% of the deliveries of the world’s oil and fuel supplies. Size and speed of the largest vessels are increasing, marine transportation of people has also escalated, and there are an…

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[volunteer/research]: Gillnetting/Purse Seining in Lake Washington

Get your hands wet in Lake Washington with the Beauchamp lab. No experience necessary – everyone’s got to start somewhere!

Lake WashingtonThis summer the Beauchamp lab will be pretty busy with two types of sampling on Lake Washington. I would love to have some help and share the fun of this fieldwork since it is so close to campus. Continue reading

Spring Seminar Series, Thursday with Dr. Brad Hanson

Originally posted on FISHLINE:

Please join the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences for its Spring Seminar Series. The SAFS seminar series consists of weekly presentations by eminent academics, prospective faculty members and the School’s own faculty members. Seminars are free and open to the public.

When
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4 PM
Social immediately follows

Where
University of Washington
Fishery Sciences Building
Room 102
1122 NE Boat Street
Seattle, Washington (map)

View the full seminar schedule.

For more information, please contact SAFS Front Desk, safsdesk@uw.edu, or 206-543-4270.

DR. BRAD HANSON

Piecing together the diet of Southern Resident Killer Whales from fish scales, tissue biopsies, and poop

 ABOUT DR. HANSON

Hanson

Brad Hanson joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in April of 2003. Previously, Brad worked as a Wildlife Biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, WA. Brad received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington where he worked…

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Sea Life Park Hawaii Internship Program

Sea Life Park Hawaii Internship Program
41-202 Kalanianaole Highway
Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795

Sea Life Park Hawaii Internship Program
Sea Life Park Hawai’i offers several types of un-paid internships.

Experiences:
Photo & Video Experience
Interns will gain experience operating both photo and DVD equipment to produce images of guests during their interactive programs and luaus. Interns will capture photos and videos of guests with dolphins, sea lions, sting rays, and even sharks! Interns will have the opportunity to be trained from an experienced team while learning how to edit photos, videos, and maintain equipment.
Aloha Experience
These interns will get to work primarily with dolphins. Aloha Interns have the opportunity to assist with dolphin training, husbandry, interactive programs, and observe some of our younger dolphins learning new behaviors.

Cove Experience
Cove Interns will work with dolphins and sea lions involved in our shows, exhibits, and interactive programs.
Hawaiian Experience
Interns in the Hawaiian Experience get to assist with husbandry, training, and shows involving our dolphins, sea lions, and penguins. Interns may also assist with basic husbandry of our Monk Seals and help trainers during our sea lion interactive program.
Educator Experience
These interns will work with our in-house and outreach education programs.
Reef Life Experience
These interns will work with sea turtles, stingrays, sharks, and reef fish in our exhibits and interactive programs.

Veterinary Technician Experience
Applicants must have some previous veterinary technician experience.
Interns will work with a large variety of marine mammals, as well as penguins, sea turtles, reef fish, and seabirds.
Wings Experience
Interns work with a large variety of healthy and rehabilitating seabirds.

Description: Sea Life Park’s Marine Animal training Internship is designed to be a career learning experience. Intern will gain firsthand experience in data collections, food preparation, and marine animal husbandry. Where appropriate, an intern may take part in interactions with cetaceans, pinnipeds, and various other types of animals within the park. Intern will work within the departments to gain in-depth knowledge of animals training through a unique phase training program. This allows the individual to familiarize themselves with the training techniques and terminology used at Sea Life Park Hawaii. Interns may have the ability to complete an environmental enrichment device as present their project at the end of the internship. All of the animals related internships require intern to participate in food preparation for the animals of the park-applicant must be comfortable working with frozen fish. Intern must also dedicate a minimum of 40 hours per week, attend required monthly seminars, training courses and fish preparation as well as complete a three-phase training program.

INTERN CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

CANDIDATES MUST:

• Be at least 18 years of age.
• Be enrolled in or recently graduated from a University or College.
• Commit to the full internship date period.
• Be able to financially support themselves (internships are unpaid, but lunches are included daily).
• Have strong swimming skills and physically able to work in in-water interactive programs.
• Be comfortable with public speaking.
• Be able to lift 50lbs
• Be available for a phone interview

ACCEPTED APPLICANTS MUST:

• Be comfortable handling dead fish.
• Attend all required seminars and training courses.
• Commit a minimum of 40 hours per week (including nights and weekends).
• Submit to random drug tests.
• International Applicants must be able to obtain the correct Visa in time for the start of the program. Sea Life Park is NOT a sponsor. It is the responsibility of the applicant to find a sponsor.

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS

– Application packets must include:
o Application
o 2 Letters of recommendation
o College transcript(s) – An…