Anomalous ocean conditions in 2015 may bode poorly for juvenile Chinook salmon survival

Fisheries managers have been predicting a slightly below-average run of spring Chinook salmon on the Columbia River this year but a newly published suggests that it may be worse.

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.

More funding for long-term studies necessary for best science, environmental policy

Environmental scientists and policymakers value long-term research to an extent that far outstrips the amount of funding awarded for it, according to a study published today.

Reducing pressure on predators, prey simultaneously is best for species' recovery

Reducing human pressure on exploited predators and prey at the same time is the best way to help their populations recover, a new study indicates.

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. 

Women in Oregon fishing industry have important, but sometimes invisible role

Women have always played an important role in Oregon’s commercial fishing industry, even if they don’t actually fish or work on boats - but a new study indicates their roles are changing.

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.

Leading marine researcher says scientists must speak, reach out and integrate into society

A leading global marine ecologist today called on scientists to increasingly engage the public by demonstrating the value of their research.

Third Oregon climate assessment report shows state still warming, despite frigid winter

Oregon’s climate continues to warm; there are impacts on the state’s physical, biological and human-managed systems; and more studies are pointing to greenhouse gas emissions as the reason for these climate trends and events.

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