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    • Macro and micro plastics in an urbanized and non-urbanized fjord estuary in the Northeast Pacific Ocean 

      Hansen, Lisa (2016-06)
      [author abstract] Plastics, synthetic polymers which are durable and long lasting, have been appearing as marine debris for many decades. Macro-plastics (larger than 5 mm) and their effects on marine life have been well ...
    • Magnetotaxis and orientation of chitons Mopalia muscosa 

      Murphy, Rosemary; Peng, Yu-Hsuan (Mary) (Friday Harbor Laboratories, 2012-07)
      Previous studies on magnetotaxis behavior have found a diverse range of taxa, such as reptiles, birds, and even bacteria, that use magnetite to gather information about their geographic position based on gradients in the ...
    • Making University of Washington Research Available to the World 

      Ziskina, Juliya (2015-04)
      What are our goals? Contribute to the public good by removing paywalls to UW scholarship. Improve the visibility of UW scholarship. Adopt an open access publications policy that facilitates free and public access to scholarly ...
    • Managing Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth: Can Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth Be Used to Rebuild the Economy? 

      Caetano, Thomas; Caren, Rachel; Bersentes, Ryan; Denga, Patricia; Easter, Adam; Mellinger, Jessica; O'Neill, Devon; Sirotkin, Igor; Smith, Michael Lane; Wan, Xiangjun; Wong, Sara; Yu, Sarah (2015)
      From 2005 to 2009, the US Geological Survey performed a series of remote sensing surveys in Afghanistan in an attempt to quantify the nation’s mineral resource potential. Their findings stand to significantly transform the ...
    • Managing Decline in a Turbulent World: Designing a New Security Strategy for the European Union 

      Eissinger, Naomi; Enos, Philippe; Fenno, Gregory; Firoozi, Yasamine; Golomb, Michael; Guillory, Daniel; Harsch, Rina; Hubbell, Sophie; Klein, Joelle; Muilenburg, Cassandra; Nolan, Shannon; Speckhardt, Anja; Turin Sanchez, Fernando; Yoo, Ji Soo (2014)
      The European Union is at a turning point in its approach vis-à-vis security and international relations. The 2003 European Security Strategy (ESS) laid out a vision for the EU as an important player on the global stage, ...
    • Managing Large Scale Marine Reserves: Policy Recommendations for the Global Legacy Ocean Campaign 

      Bennett, Kate; Casson, Simon; Keith, Shelby; Liu, Yang; Minge, Emily; Philip, Evan; Pieris, Alex; Pothoven, Meredith; Weigelt, Aila; Muncaster, Felicia; James, Tom; Moses, Lauren (2015)
      Over the course of just a few generations, man has gained for the first time the ability to change the oceans – harnessing technologies that allow intensive marine extraction and dramatically increasing anthropogenic ...
    • Manganese concentration of hydrothermal plume at Pele’s Pit, Loihi Seamount, Hawaii 

      Min, Brian (2011-03)
      Manganese (Mn) in hydrothermal vent plumes is an indicator of the vent characteristics that spawned the plume. Mn concentrations in Pele's Pit in Hawaii and the Cleft segment in the Juan de Fuca Ridge were compared. Mn was ...
    • Mapping Whidbey Island and Possession Sound landslide susceptibility using an additive linear model 

      Reichenberger, Gabe (2016-06)
      [author abstract] The Puget Sound region has a multitude of natural disasters dating back over thousands of years. Due to extreme weather conditions and seismic activity landslides have been a frequently occurring disaster. ...
    • Marginalization and veneration: the contradictions in perceptions of Japanese biracial celebrities 

      Aoyama, Erina (2010-03-23)
      Japan is a country undergoing a crisis of aging. This study examines how biracial celebrities are perceived in Japan in an attempt to discover whether that country will accept immigration as a way to solve its population crisis.
    • Marine Mammals in the San Juan Channel 

      Wilkins, Skylar (Friday Harbor Labs, 2011-12)
      Since 2005, one site has been studied in the San Juan Channel, located just off San Juan Island, Washington in the United States. This research has been done by the Pelagic Ecosystem Function Apprenticeship at the Friday ...
    • Marine Mammals in the San Juan Channel, Autumn 2011 

      Wilkins, Skylar (2011)
      Since 2005, one site has been studied in the San Juan Channel, located just off San Juan Island, Washington in the United States. This research has been done by the Pelagic Ecosystem Function Apprenticeship at the Friday ...
    • Marine Sedimentary Processes Research Apprenticeship 

      Davies, Evan (Friday Harbor Laboratories, 2012-06)
      Suspended-sediment concentrations (SSCs) in the Elwha River and nearshore environment off the river mouth were observed in order to determine the effects of the Elwha dam removal project on sediment supply to the river and ...
    • Maritime Security on the Asia-Pacific: A Navigational Map for the New U.S. Administration 

      Condon, Megan; Cuplin, Stephen; Fiorentini, Bruno; Kim, Min Seung; Li, Ruomi; Lincoln, Tyler; Liu, Yingshi; Lui, Helen; Park, Jessica Soonsoo; Plamondon, Haley Ann; Su, Yinong; Xing, Yue Cassie; Zhu, Nanpeng; ; ; (2017)
      Maritime security in the Asia-Pacific entails “traditional” security concerns such as naval power, and “non-traditional” security issues such as piracy, climate change and fisheries depletion. This task force evaluates ...
    • Measurement of pH: comparing methods across the Kuroshio Extension 

      Tuquero, Mariela (2013-06)
      [author abstract] Accurate pH measurements are the foundation for assessing the extent of ocean acidification, and provide the motivation for this study. We present pH values along a cruise track that crosses the Kuroshio ...
    • Measuring physical characteristics and properties of Loihi seamount 

      Petersen, Samantha (2011-03)
      The Loihi seamount is an active underwater volcano that has several known venting sites including Pele's Pit. CTD data were gathered and analyzed to characterize the recent volcanic activity of Pele's Pit. It was determined ...
    • A mechanical design approach to testing fluid turbulence over a rough surface 

      Gedney, Marisa (2013-06)
      [author abstract] This experiment took a mechanical design approach to analyzing aquatic energy loss through observing small scale water movement across a rough surface. The project was conducted in three phases. The ...
    • The mechanical properties of the body wall might enable elongation in Leptosynapta clarki 

      Lee, Leah; Merz, Rachel (Friday Harbor Laboratories, 2013-12)
      Organisms have to behave within the range of mechanical properties of their body. Leptosynapta clarki, collected from False Bay, San Juan Island, WA, exhibited undocumented elongation behavior that might be associated ...
    • Meiofaunal Diversity on Invasive Sargassum muticum Versus Native Seaweeds 

      Richardson, Mikayla; Stephens, Tiffany (Friday Harbor Laboratories, 2014-12)
      The meiofaunal assemblage on the invasive brown alga, Sargassum muticum, was compared to that on three native algal species. I predicted that differences in the meiofaunal diversity, abundance, and community composition ...
    • Melting Boundaries: Rethinking Arctic Governance 

      Barrett, Kelsey; Bryan, John; Chahary, Monica; Choe, Jeung Hwa (Victoria); Couser, Griffith; Gordon, Kitty (Makivik Corporation); Grosman, Jennifer; Halliday, Scott; Hamed, Zeina; Herke, Ahnalee; Hruska, Lauren; Kennedy, Colleen; Koperqualuk, Lisa (Makivik Corporation); Maltais, Dominic; Miller, Kelly; Selling, Kim (2011)
      Global warming has triggered fundamental ecological changes to the Arctic landscape. As the sea ice melts, greater access to lucrative natural resources and new shipping lanes is intensifying economic and political interest ...
    • Meridional mixing of water masses in the Kuroshio Extension: Origins of North Pacific Intermediate Water anomalies 

      Shomshor, Anton K. G. (2013-06)
      [author abstract] Freshwater layers were discovered at intermediate depths north of the Kuroshio Extension front in February 2013. The anomalous layers of freshwater were determined to have originated in the Sea of Okhotsk, ...