Friday Harbor Labs holds an Open House, Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m

The University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs holds an Open House, Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scientists and students will discuss their research in marine sciences, answer questions and provide demonstrations. The tours and hands-on demonstrations will have marine plants and animals, microscopes and plankton sampling for visitors. You can step aboard the 58-foot research vessel and see its remotely operated vehicle ROV, oceanographic tools, and high-tech sonar systems. There will also be a demonstration of SCUBA equipment and a SCUBA dive from the Friday Harbor Laboratories dock.

Wear sturdy shoes for the tour route, which includes rough dock planks, gravel paths and trails.

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Schedule of events:


12-3 p.m. Marimba music from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


12 p.m. “Regeneration in marine animals” with Dr. billie Swalla


1 p.m. “Creating a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)” with FH high School and Middle School ROV programs.


2 p.m. “Adventures in biomechanic” with Dr. Adam Summers


3 p.m. “Solving on of the cell biology’s most famous puzzles,” with Dr. Victoria Foe


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