Rubber wristbands show pollution in air, water and food

Oregon State University scientists have created a fashion accessory that doubles as a pollution detector.

Researchers find evidence of bighorn sheep on island - now what?

Introducing a supposed non-native species into an environment in which they previously had lived - called "unintentional rewilding" - has serious management implications, researchers say.

Cows witnessing wolf attacks suffer symptoms similar to PTSD

Unlike cows that haven't ever had a run-in with wolves, ones that have can experience stress-related illnesses and have a harder time getting pregnant – meaning decreased profits for ranchers, according to a new study by Oregon State University.

Study confirms link between salmon migration and magnetic field

Chinook salmon use the Earth's magnetic field to orient themselves to their river of origin, a new study found, explaining how the fish navigation thousands of miles of open ocean.

New compounds discovered that are hundreds of times more mutagenic

Novel compounds have been discovered that may be extremely mutagenic, produced by such processes as automobile combustion or grilling meat.

Urban areas tough on fish - but Portland leads way on mitigation

The restoration of Northwest salmon and steelhead has focused largely on rural areas, but researchers increasingly are looking at the impact of urban areas on the well-being of fish.

New study identifies five distinct humpback populations in North Pacific

A new study of humpback whales in the North Pacific has identified five distinct populations – while a proposal to designate humpbacks as a single “distinct population” is being considered.

OSU Press publishes book on salmon by acclaimed biologist

Fisheries biologist Jim Lichatowich, an Oregon State alumnus, has written a new book on salmon management and recovery published by the OSU Press.

OSU researchers helping China's rarest seabird rebound from near-extinction

Researchers from OSU's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife are working with researchers in China to save one of the world's most endangered seabirds - the Chinese crested tern.

Zebrafish study provides new insights into autism spectrum disorder research

Exposure to a compound used to treat migraines and seizures causes characteristics associated with autism, groundbreaking research with zebrafish has demonstrated.