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The toxicity levels of seaweed at two Skagit County sites were included in a Salish Sea study done by Western Washington University researchers

The study, published in the scientific journal PLoS One on Sept. 23, looked at three species of edible seaweed at 43 Salish…

A new study just published by researchers at Western Washington University (WWU) reports concentrations of up to 162 chemical contaminants in three species of edible seaweeds gathered in the Salish Sea.

Many people think that the ocean’s greatest mysteries are in the depths, but one Western student is searching for them in the shallows of the Salish Sea. 

Lucy Greeley, a fourth-year Marine and Coastal Science major, is studying the bioluminescent plankton in the waters in and around…

WWU junior Caitlin Bannister’s interest and research efforts into the mysteries of the nervous system have allowed her to be Western’s first behavioral neuroscience student to receive a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education…

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

“It takes some getting used to,” says WWU Lab and Classroom Support Technician Becky Lancaster, in reference to Hera and Achilles, the two visitors to Western’s new Anatomy and Physiology Lab that I had come to see.

The lab, located in a nondescript section of the new Carver facility,…

Three graduate students at from Western’s College of the Environment, Lamai Cox, Katey Queen and Virginia MacDonald, were recently announced as recipients of research scholarships from Anchor QEA, an environmental science…

Managing Editor B. Woods, a graduate student in the English department, and Editor in Chief and WWU Professor of English Susanne Paola Antonetta have announced the publication of Bellingham Review Issue 83, which is now live at bhreview.org.

Established in 1977, Western's…

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

Western Environmental Science student Madison Gard of Tucson, Arizona has been awarded a 2021 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, which recognizes exceptional students in a broad range of STEM fields and…

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