Study finds native Olympia oysters more resilient to ocean acidification

Native Olympia oysters, which once thrived along the Pacific Northwest coast until over-harvesting and habitat loss all but wiped them out, have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification.

"Weather@Home" offers precise new insights into climate change in the West

Thousands of “citizen scientists” have volunteered their personal computer time to help create one of the most detailed simulations of weather ever done in the West.

PNAS Study: Eddies enhance survival of coral reef fish in sub-tropical waters

A new study published in PNAS found that swirling eddies in oceans are critical to the growth and survival of larval fishes.

Hydrothermal vents, methane seeps play enormous role in marine life, global climate

Hydrothermal vents and methane seeps on the ocean floor that were once thought to be geologic and biological oddities are now emerging as major players in global climate.

Study finds limit on evaporation to ice sheets, but that may change

Although coastal regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet are experiencing rapid melting, much of the sheet's interior has remained stable – but a new study suggests that may not continue.

OSU to issue RFI on ship project after design completion

The design phase for a project to construct a new regional class research vessel to replenish the United States academic fleet is complete and OSU will issue an RFI to shipyards interested in the vessel construction phase.

West Coast scientists sound alarm for changing ocean chemistry

The governments of Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia need to act now to combat rapid acidification of the Pacific Ocean, a panel of scientists concludes.

PNAS Study: Carbon from land played a role during last deglaciation

A new study being published this week in PNAS confirms the ocean's role in the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide during deglaciation, but also documents land-based carbon sources.

Extreme events show signal of climate change

The rapid warming of Earth may not have directly caused all of the extreme weather events of the past two decades, but climate change has in some way had an impact on them.

Mariana Trench: Seven miles deep, the ocean is still a noisy place

Scientists have eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world’s oceans and instead of finding a sea of silence, they discovered a cacophony of sounds both natural and caused by humans.