Study finds shade, cover can reduce predation by birds on trout

A new study has found that providing adequate shade and cover in small streams may reduce predation on trout by as much as 12 percent.

Solomon Islands dolphin hunts cast spotlight on small cetacean survival

A new study on the impact of ‘drive-hunting’ dolphins in the Solomon Islands is casting a spotlight on the increasing vulnerability of small cetaceans around the world.

Longest mammal migration raises questions about distinct species

Scientists have documented the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded, by a whale identified as a critically endangered species that raises questions about its status.

Mechanism outlined by which inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage

Researchers at OSU have identified some of the mechanisms by which inadequate vitamin E can cause neurological damage.

Fish native to Japan found in Port Orford waters

A team of scientists from OSU and ODFW is studying an unusual fish captured alive in a crab pot near Port Orford this week called a striped knifejaw that is native to Japan.

Climate change may affect tick life cycles, Lyme disease

A new study suggests that climate change is altering life cycles of blacklegged ticks, which could increase transmission of certain pathogens, including the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

Study finds lamprey decline continues with loss of habitat in Oregon

A new study has found that both the population and habitat of Pacific lamprey - an ecologically and culturally important species - are declining in western Oregon.

Study finds tropical fish moving into temperate waters

Tropical herbivorous fish are expanding their range into temperate waters and a new international study documents the dramatic impact of the intrusion in the Mediterranean Sea.

New technology tracks carcinogens as they move through the body

Researchers have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of carcinogens known as PAHs as they are biologically processed and eliminated.

Scientists prepare for another wave of tsunami debris, possible invasives

Tsunami debris is still arriving from Japan, nearly four years after the big earthquake, and each arriving item carries the risk of introducing non-native species to the Northwest.

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