Hatfield Visitor Center to partially reopen on Feb. 17

The popular Visitor Center at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport will partially reopen on Saturday, Feb. 17.

OSU researchers hope to raise blue whale carcass from Yaquina Bay for educational display

For the past two-plus years, the carcass of a 78-foot blue whale that washed ashore near Gold Beach, Oregon, in November 2015 has been submerged in Yaquina Bay allowing nature to run its course by having scavengers clean the bones.

Study: Little genetic difference among Dungeness crab from California to Washington

A new study of Dungeness crab along the West Coast found strong genetic diversity throughout various sampling sites, with little genetic “differentiation” between them, meaning that crab found off the California coast are similar to those found off Oregon and Washington.

Are blue whales finding new "microphone channel" to communicate in?

A new study suggests that blue whales may be able to control the frequency of their calls, which are lowering - possibly because of ocean noise.

Public meeting set Thursday on Marine Studies Building at Hatfield Center

OSU will host an informational public meeting this Thursday, June 15, to update local residents on plans for a new building at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West Coast

A three-year survey of the California Current System along the West Coast of the United States found persistent, highly acidified water throughout this ecologically critical nearshore habitat.

OSU to hold public forum May 24 in Corvallis on new building at Hatfield Marine Science Center

OSU will host a community forum on May 24 regarding the engineering and construction plans for a marine studies building on its Hatfield Marine Science Center campus in Newport.

New video shows how blue whales employ strategy before feeding

Blue whales didn’t become the largest animals on Earth by being dainty eaters and new video captured by scientists at Oregon State University shows just how they pick and choose their meals.

Oregon State part of new NSF research program in the Arctic

Oregon State University is part of s new Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the Arctic that will explore how relationships between the land and water affect coastal ecosystems.

Anomalous ocean conditions in 2015 may bode poorly for juvenile Chinook salmon survival

Fisheries managers have been predicting a slightly below-average run of spring Chinook salmon on the Columbia River this year but a newly published suggests that it may be worse.

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