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.

Study finds lack of diversity among fisheries scientists

Researchers who study fish put a high value on biodiversity in the field, yet a new study found a surprising lack of diversity among fisheries scientists themselves.

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.

Southern right whales slowly rebounding, but still decades away from full recovery

A new study has determined that right whales in the Southern Hemisphere were once more abundant than previously thought, making their full recovery from near-extinction another 50 to 100 years away.

Five years after tsunami, scientists cross fingers on invasive species establishment

Five years after a massive earthquake struck Japan and triggered a tsunami, scientists are unsure whether any non-native species have gained a foothold in Northwest waters.

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.

OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center to hold Fossil Fest on Feb. 13

Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will hold its annual Fossil Fest event on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Newport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Study: Endangered western gray whales have food, yet aren't recovering

Endangered western gray whales appear to have plenty of food in a rich feeding area, but the food is most abundant in winter - under ice and not readily accessible in most years.

2015 goes down as the warmest in Oregon history

2015 will go down on record as the warmest in Oregon history, beating the old record average temperature set in 1934 at the peak of The Dust Bowl.

Public invited to see shark necropsies at OSU's Hatfield Center on Saturday

OSU marine educator Bill Hanshumaker will conduct side-by-side necropsies of two sharks this Saturday, Jan. 9, at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

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