Sea star disease epidemic surges in Oregon, local extinctions expected

In the past two weeks an epidemic of sea star wasting syndrome has exploded in Oregon, creating a significant threat to marine intertidal ecosystems.

Tracking potato famine pathogen to its home may aid $6 billion global fight

OSU researchers have identified the Toluca Valley of central Mexico as the ancestral home of one of the world's most costly and deadly plant pathogens.

Study finds Oregon's most common fish at least three distinct species

A new study has found that the most common fish species in Oregon – the speckled dace – is actually at least three separate and distinct species.

Study of marine life near Newport finds no red flags for toxicity

OSU scientists examined coastal marine species near Newport for concentrations of heavy metals and organic pollutants and found no bioaccumulation of significant concern.

OSU scientists part of national APLU report outlining research challenges

Four OSU researchers played a key role in the creation and release of a report outlining six "grand challenges" facing the United States over the next decade.

Scientists successfully use krypton to accurately date ancient Antarctic ice

Scientists have successfully identified the age of 120,000-year-old Antarctic ice using krypton dating – a new technique that may allow them to locate ice more than a million years old.

OSU names Lubchenco adviser for marine sciences

Former NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State where she has a new role – adviser to the university on marine studies issues.

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.

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.

War on lionfish shows first promise of success

Manual removal of invasive lionfish from some reefs shows promise in allowing the comeback of native fish populations in the Atlantic Ocean.