Marine and Coastal Science

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…

As Western’s brand-new Marine and Coastal Science (MACS) program nears its first-ever major-application deadline on Dec. 31, Western Today thought it would be helpful for the campus community – and especially the second-year students now on campus who might be considering applying to the…

As Western’s brand-new Marine and Coastal Science (MACS) program nears its first-ever major-application deadline on Dec. 31, Western Today thought it would be helpful for the campus community – and especially the second-year students now on campus who might be considering applying to the…

Western Washington University graduate student Casey Pruitt is like the alchemists of olden times -- scientists who worked to uncover the secret of turning lead into gold. Whereas their toil produced nothing but hundreds of years of failure and frustration, Pruitt is on to something that could…

Western Washington University graduate student Casey Pruitt is like the alchemists of olden times -- scientists who worked to uncover the secret of turning lead into gold. Whereas their toil produced nothing but hundreds of years of failure and frustration, Pruitt is on to something that could…

On board the R/V Atlantis in late February, Assistant Professor of Biology Shawn Arellano and five Western undergraduate students spent the last couple weeks of Winter quarter cruising around the Gulf of Mexico researching deep sea larvae and other marine creatures. …

Senior Marine Scientist Suzanne Strom of Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center has received $182,413 to buy new scientific equipment for the WWU laboratory in Anacortes.  

The grant comes from a program at the National Science…

Bellingham residents were given a rare treat on Tuesday when Transient orca pod T46B spent most of the day in Bellingham Bay, much to the delight of hundreds of onlookers from shore and a few lucky kayakers.

But not only were onlookers treated to a view of the pod, they also got an…

Western's new Sulkin STEM Inclusion Science Odyssey Project was recently created by a $50,000 donation to the WWU Foundation by Steve and Shelley Sulkin.

Steve Sulkin, a Professor Emeritus at Western, served for 28 years as professor and director of the university’s Shannon Point…

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