Country's largest estuary facing increasing acidification risk

Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States and one of the largest in the world, is facing new risks from a layer of highly acidified water some 10 to 15 meters below the surface.

Study: Methane from tundra, ocean floor didn't spike during previous natural warming period

A new study published this week in the journal Nature found that methane from tundra and marine sediments did not spike during the Earth's last warming period, coming out of the last ice age.

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.

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.

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