Friday Harbor Labs, UW

May 28, 2011

Come see where Amoeba works.  Dave Hays, a UW film making class student, interviewed Hillary, one of the TAs who works with Charley (Amoeba) and Megan in their “ZooBot” class which is an entire quarter (16 credits: Marine Zoology 5 credits; Marine Botany 5 credits; and a Research Apprenticeship in Intertidal Ecology and Physiology for 6 credits).   Hillary is currently working on her PhD focusing on the study of the interactions of marine organisms with their environment.

That might all sound intimidating, but the video below makes it easy to understand and gives you a glimpse of Amoeba’s working environment.


Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com. Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com.


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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com.

10 Comments

  • What a cool video! I was thinking about Amoeba and his work when I read the latest National Geographic magazine! There is an interesting article in it right up his alley!

    Miss you but glad you’re having fun.

  • StacyNo Gravatar says:

    Loved the peek into Amoeba’s world! While I’m not actually a fan of getting IN the ocean, I am fascinated by it and I could spend every day at the shore (if only). On another note, it took me back to my childhood in the wildlife preserve. It was a little drier (lol), but still that same stimulating environment of students and staff doing research and I always had my nose right in the middle of it.

  • PegNo Gravatar says:

    Way cool! I’ve always been interested in what’s in the oceans…

  • BevNo Gravatar says:

    This is fabulous! These ocean creatures are so beautiful! I really appreciate you for sharing this…thanks.

  • musingsNo Gravatar says:

    This is such a great video. Amoeba’s work looks very interesting. I can see how you can fall in love with his job.

  • Barbara H.No Gravatar says:

    Very nice video! Looks like a great environment for those interested in biology.

  • AkelamaluNo Gravatar says:

    Wow that was fascinating!

  • RavenNo Gravatar says:

    Great video! Fun to see what Amoeba does and to see all those fascinating creatures. Thanks for sharing it.

  • church ladyNo Gravatar says:

    How very interesting! It’s no wonder he loves his job! Thanks for sharing this well-made video!

  • BrighidNo Gravatar says:

    That was a great peek into Amoeba’s world of wonders. Thanks!

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