Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez

Each fall, the waters of Whatcom Creek fill with salmon, swimming upstream from the ocean to spawn. With the flood of salmon comes increasing numbers of seals in search of a feast, threatening the fragile salmon populations.

The complicated relationship between salmon and seals is of…

Bobbie Buzzell, a first-year graduate student at Western Washington University, has been awarded a prestigious Washington Sea Grant Communications Fellowship for 2019-2020.

Washington Sea Grant offers two Science Communications Fellowships, one for undergraduates and one for graduates…

WWU Professor of Biology Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez’s research on harbor seals could yield important new information about the potential impacts the seals may have on the Salish Sea salmon crisis.

In addition to the things Gutierrez does as a professor for Western, he also has a long…

All WWU faculty are invited to attend the 2019 Faculty Awards & Recognition Ceremony from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in the Wilson Library Reading Room, hosted by Provost Brent Carbajal and Faculty Senate President McNeel Jantzen.

To RSVP for…

The 2016 Innovative Teaching Showcase looks at the ways several Western Washington University instructors use inquiry-based learning to guide and mentor students via well-crafted learning experiences where students actively grapple with essential course concepts. Inquiry-based learning can take…

Western Washington University Provost Catherine Riordan has announced the group of faculty members who've been selected to serve on the One World Strategic Team.

These faculty members from across campus will begin their work in September; their goal is to plan and design an…

It’s an old saw among officials responsible for protecting everything from porcupines to penguins: “We don’t manage wildlife, we manage people.” Now, researchers in New Zealand have put a neon twist on preventing people from bugging wildlife. They found that simply placing a volunteer wearing a…

Further to the recent attacks on fur seals in Kaikoura, comes a timely study just published in Conservation Biology. Alejandro Acedevo-Gutierrez and Lisa Acedevo of Western Washington University, and Laura Boren, DoC’s national marine mammal coordinator, found that the presence of an official-…

Foraging whales must have high densities of krill for their feeding methods to be effective, says Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez of Western Washington University in Bellingham. Lunge feeders "have to get more bang for the time underwater, so to speak", he says.

Publicity surrounding the seal-pup swimming pool at the Ohau Stream waterfall has led one person to raise concern about aggressive seals.

An online comment response at marlexpress.co.nz to a story on Wednesday suggests that divers are being bitten and harassed by fur seals along the…

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