OSU to expand sediment core collection to one of largest in the world

One of the nation’s most important repositories of oceanic sediment cores, located at OSU, will more than double in size when the university assumes stewardship of a collection of sediment cores taken from the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

Scientists: Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans by 2100

Researchers have warned that the world’s largest habitat – the deep ocean floor – may face starvation and sweeping ecological change by the year 2100.

Marine ecologist offers suggestions for achieving a strong, lasting 'blue economy'

Incentive-based solutions offer significant hope for addressing the myriad environmental challenges facing the world’s oceans, a leading marine ecologist says. 

2015-16 weather event took toll on California beaches; not so much for Oregon, Washington

The 2015-16 El Nino was one of the strongest climate events in recent history but its impact on beaches was greater in California than in Oregon and Washington.

Whale lovers can support Marine Mammal Institute with new license plate

A new license plate featuring a gray whale and her calf likely will be available to Oregon drivers by summer 2017, a project sponsored by the OSU Marine Mammal Institute.

New, complex call recorded in Mariana Trench believed to be from baleen whale

A sound in the Mariana Trench notable for its complexity and wide frequency range likely represents the discovery of a new baleen whale call.

Rockfish siblings shed new light on how offspring diffuse and disperse

A splitnose rockfish’s thousands of tiny offspring can stick together in sibling groups from the time they are released into the open ocean until they move to shallower water and settle near shore. 

Tsunami-safety panel to oversee construction of Marine Studies building

Oregon State University President Ed Ray announced today the creation of an oversight committee to monitor construction of a Marine Studies Building and student housing in Newport, Ore.

Larvae from fat fish on deep reefs help keep shallower populations afloat

Populations of coral reef fish in shallower habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell at greater depths.

Study finds local fidelity key to ocean-wide recovery of humpback whales

A new study concludes that humpback whales' fidelity to local habitats – passed on through the generations – is a key to understanding the ultimate recovery of this endangered species.

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