Scientists often cannot predict the directions their research will take – it is odd to think that such important decisions might somehow be out of our hands. But not infrequently an unexpected observation or opportunity will pull research into a new exciting direction – it is often the unanticipated results that are the coolest!
A lot of people hate little critters with a lot of legs – one of those primal fears that has some good evolutionary backing. I personally am not fond of terrestrial animals with 8 or more legs (shudder!), but am quite fond of marine crustaceans with their many legs – go figure.
We are very pleased to announce an opportunity for support to scientists who have never before pursued research at Friday Harbor Labs. FHL NEW FACULTY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS are designed to cover the expenses of faculty scientists coming to do research at FHL for the first time.Read more
Science often progresses like assembling a puzzle out of many pieces. It’s hard to see the whole picture – and we can’t ‘cheat’ by looking at the box lid! Restoration workers, state agencies, and scientists are all concerned about the decline in bull kelp around the Salish Sea in recent decades, and are struggling to understand the causes.