Scientists led by an OSU post-doctoral researcher have documented for the first time that animals consume Archaea – a single-celled microorganism thought to be among the most abundant life forms on Earth.
The first circumpolar genetic study of critically endangered Antarctic blue whales has found a surprisingly high level of diversity among the surviving population of some 2,200 individuals.
If a similar earthquake and tsunami as those that devastated Japan in March of 2011 struck the West Coast, the death toll would be much higher because of a lack of education and preparation.
New studies focusing on ocean “patchiness” suggest that it isn’t just the total amount of prey that is important to predators – it is the density of the food source, and ease of access to it.
An OSU-led research team is looking at potential environmental impacts of offshore wind energy turbines and platforms - the first step in a new effort to tap wind for energy.
Debris from the Japanese tsunami is still on target to arrive at the end of 2012 and an Oregon State University expert says there should be little danger of radiation.
For the second consecutive year, scientists from OSU and Russia have tracked an endangered whale from Russia's Sakhalin Island to the West Coast of the United States.
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