New research reveals low-oxygen impacts on West Coast groundfish

A new study by NOAA and OSU researchers concludes that there are winners and losers among fish species when it comes to adapting to low-oxygen waters.

Warm winter wraps up - concern about low snowpack continues

This winter was the second warmest in history in the Pacific Northwest - and many locations are reporting snowpack levels at just 10 percent of normal, raising concerns for summer.

Fish native to Japan found in Port Orford waters

A team of scientists from OSU and ODFW is studying an unusual fish captured alive in a crab pot near Port Orford this week called a striped knifejaw that is native to Japan.

OSU to outfit undersea gliders to "think like a fish"

OSU researchers have received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation that will allow them to outfit a pair of undersea gliders with acoustical sensors to make them "think like a fish."

Study outlines threat of ocean acidification to coastal communities in U.S.

Coastal communities in 15 states that depend on the $1 billion shelled mollusk industry are at long-term economic risk from the increasing threat of ocean acidification.

Scientists find deep-ocean evidence for Atlantic overturning decline

A new study has found evidence from the deep ocean that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation declined at the end of the last ice age.

Oregon experienced second warmest year on record in 2014

Oregon in 2014 logged its second hottest year since records were kept beginning in 1895, while the global temperature was the hottest on record.

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.