Jens Hegg

Jens Hegg

Palouse, WA

Gonzaga University



Published on Apr 11, 2023

Save Our Seas Keystone Grant

I can finally share the news! On the strength of the team and plans we’ve built here, this project has been funded by the Save Our Seas Foundation to complete analysis of all the samples We’ve coll...

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Published on Mar 22, 2023

They're Here!!

In our last lab note we were still mired in a bit of a bureaucratic paperwork shuffle. As you'll recall, we had just received the NOAA Letter of Determination that made our samples legal to import....

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Published on Sep 14, 2022


It's been a bit longer than I'd like since my last announcement. As you might recall, the last Lab Note announced that we had received the Brazilian paperwork allowing us to export the samples. We ...

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Published on Oct 28, 2021

Sample export permits are approved!

All, Thank you all for your patience with this project. I realize it has been a VERY long time since I've updated you on the status of this project. But, in the last two weeks things have been happ...

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Published on Dec 19, 2019

Thank you again!

I know that many of you on this project hopped over to the new page and donated, and others of you enthusiastically shared the project with friends. Your help made it possible for the new fundraisi...

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Published on Dec 19, 2019

We Did It!

We made our funding goal! With 4 hours to go we passed the 100% funding mark!Thank you all so much for your contributions. It wouldn't have been possible without all of your help. A few of you even...

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Published on Dec 18, 2019

The Final Stretch! We could really use your help

Hello everyone!First, let me say thank you to all of you for your donations. You are all helping to make this research a reality and that deserves a ton of praise!We're in the last 12 hours of the ...

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Published on Dec 18, 2019

Now is the time. 12 hours left!

Hello everyone!I just wanted to send a quick note to let you all know that the new crowdfunding campaign is on the very last stretch and could use your help. hav...

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Published on Dec 15, 2019

Sawfish: Why is our work so exciting and how does it work?

I'm reposting this Lab Note here because it's super cool science and I thought you all would like to read this explanation of our work. The new crowdfunding campaign is on the final 4 days of fundr...

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Thanks! I'm glad you liked this report. It's fascinating science. I'll have to pick that book up, I have not read it.
That’s awesome! Good luck and keep us informed of the progress. This is cool research.