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 study finds "saturation state" directly harmful to bivalve larvae

A new study of Pacific oyster and Mediterranean mussel larvae found that the earliest larval stages are directly sensitive to saturation state, not carbon dioxide (CO2) or pH.

"Big Data" challenge seeks techie solution to science problem

A big data competition with prizes totalling $175,000 has been launched to solve a scientific challenge.

No laughing matter: Nitrous oxide rose at end of last ice age

A new study confirms that atmospheric levels of nitrous oxide rose significantly as the Earth came out of the last ice age.

Science study links greenhouse gases to African rainfall

A new study published this week in Science links increases in greenhouse gases during a warming climate after the last ice age to increases in African rainfall.

PNAS Commentary: Study sheds new light on sea level rise at last ice age

A new study suggesting that the contribution of the Antarctic ice sheets to sea level rise is less than once thought has significant implications for future sea level change, according to a commentary by OSU's Peter Clark.

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.

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.

Concern grows over pet pills and products, as well as those of owners

A new survey will address the emerging problem of disposal of pharmaceutical and personal care products - for both humans and pets - that have the potential to harm watersheds.

OSU part of major grant to study Southern Ocean carbon cycle

A new six-year, $21 million initiative funded by the NSF will explore the role of carbon and heat exchanges in the vast Southern Ocean – and their potential impacts on climate change.

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