Marine and Coastal Science

Western Washington University graduate student Hannah Hein studied the vast rolling prairies of her native Minnesota as an undergrad at St. Olaf College – and she has now shifted her research focus to a vital underwater grassland, the critically important eelgrass meadows of the Pacific…

Western Washington University's geosciences programs were recently ranked #7 nationally in 2021 by Study.com.  Geosciences is a broad umbrella of disciplines from across campus, providing an interdisciplinary study of all aspects of the Earth (land, water, and atmosphere), its…

Western Washington University's geosciences programs were recently ranked #7 nationally in 2021 by Study.com.  Geosciences is a broad umbrella of disciplines from across campus, providing an interdisciplinary study of all aspects of the Earth (land, water, and atmosphere), its…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in grants and research at Western Washington University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in grants and research at Western Washington University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research…

They went searching on a hunch, a theory fed by decades of rumors.

And in the pitch-black darkness on that day in 2011, the rumors became fact. Almost 3,000 feet below the surface of the ocean on the floor of the San Pedro Basin between Los Angeles and Catalina Island, littering the…

They went searching on a hunch, a theory fed by decades of rumors.

And in the pitch-black darkness on that day in 2011, the rumors became fact. Almost 3,000 feet below the surface of the ocean on the floor of the San Pedro Basin between Los Angeles and Catalina Island, littering the…

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