New algorithm, metrics improve autonomous underwater vehicles' energy efficiency

Robotics researchers have found a way for autonomous underwater vehicles to navigate strong currents with greater energy efficiency, which means the AUVs can gather data longer and better.

OSU inks largest research grant in its history to begin ship construction

OSU has just received a grant of $121.88 million from the National Science Foundation to spearhead the construction of a new class of research vessels. 

Krill hotspot fuels incredible biodiversity in Antarctic region

A perfect combination of tides and wind is responsible for a hotspot of Antarctic krill along the western Antarctic Peninsula.

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.

International science team: Marine reserves can help mitigate climate change

An international team of scientists has concluded that “highly protected” marine reserves can help mitigate the effects of climate change and suggests that these areas be expanded and better managed throughout the world.

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.

Sediment from Himalayas may have made 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake more severe

The warming of sediments caused the 2004 Sumatra earthquake to be larger and more severe - and a similar process appears to be in place for the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

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.

Magnesium within plankton provides tool for taking the temperatures of past oceans

A new study published in Nature Communications documents how some foraminifera grow, incorporating magnesium in their shells that can be used to determine seawater temperatures in the past.

Study provides detailed glimpse of predators' effects on complex, subtidal food web

Research using time-lapse photography in the Galapagos suggests the presence of a key multilevel “trophic cascade” involving top- and mid-level predators as well as urchins and algae.