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Arriving at Friday Harbor

  Ferry docking at Friday Harbor

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Puget sound phytoplankton counts – May 2012

Jack Rensel reports that diatoms are dominant in North/Central Puget Sound today, including Chaetoceros (Hyalochaete spp.), Thalassiosira,  Nitzchia spp. Near Port Angeles Randy Hodgin reports relatively clear water with naturally low dissolved oxygen, following a Thalassiosira bloom a few days … Continue reading

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Video: Cattle Point field trip

ZooBots on a field trip to Cattle Point on San Juan Island.  

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Photos: crab, anemone, and shrimp

More inverts from the labs.                    

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Killer whales

  A pod of killer whales spotted off of San Juan Island, WA.      

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Outreach

         

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Photos: Mudflat habitat

Class took a trip to False Bay to look at a soft-sediment ecosystem.  

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Photos: Rocky intertidal habitat

Friday the class took a trip to see the rocky intertidal zone at Cattle Point.          

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Scientific drawing

Meghan Rock will give students a short workshop on the ins and outs of scientific drawing. See her portfolio at: http://www.meghanrocktopus.com/home/portfolio  

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baby octopus

A baby octopus from our lab. Very cute, but also very poisonous so no touching. We released this little one back into the ocean yesterday morning.  

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