Study: Could sleeper sharks be preying on protected Steller sea lions?

Pacific sleeper sharks, a slow-moving species thought of as primarily a scavenger or predator of fish, may be preying on something larger – protected Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska.

Educated community no protection against a poor diet for children

Poor diets can affect even students from a highly educated community with easy access to quality food, a new OSU study suggests.

Rivers recover natural conditions quickly following dam removal

Rivers can quickly return to their natural state, both physically and biologically, following removal of dams, a new study shows.

Study finds air temperature models poor at predicting stream temps

Stream temperatures are expected to rise as a result of climate change, but a new study has found the correlation between air and stream temperatures surprisingly tenuous.

OSU researchers tagging whales off southern California

OSU researchers are tagging blue and fin whales off southern California as a follow-up to their landmark 15-year analysis on blue whale distribution published last month.

OSU research helps Chinese crested terns make comeback

Researchers established a new breeding colony for one of the world’s most endangered seabirds  – the Chinese crested tern – which had a global population of fewer than 50 birds.

First tagging study of Antarctic minke whales shows unique feeding

Scientists for the first time have used tags to track the behavior of Antarctic minke whales and discovered that they feed in ways unique from other species.

Few surfers are deterred by ocean bacteria that makes them sick

Health warnings issued when beaches have high levels of bacteria do not keep many surfers out of the water, according to a new study by Oregon State University.

15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

A 15-year analysis of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality.

Review: Lead ammunition can be deadly, though mitigation may help

A review of scientific studies on lead ammunition found that lead ingestion accounts for illness and mortality in more than 120 bird species in North America, but mitigation will be challenging.

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