OSU researchers discover the unicorn - seaweed that tastes like bacon!

OSU researchers have patented a new strain of a succulent red marine algae called dulse that grows extraordinarily quickly

Toxic algal blooms behind Klamath River dams create health risks far downstream

Toxic algal blooms can travel far downstream from their source in reservoirs on the Klamath River, posing health risks to people and wildlife.

Decades of research yield natural dairy thickener with probiotic potential

OSU has discovered and commercialized a new type of food thickener that may add probiotic characteristics to some of the products in which it's used.

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.