Debris from Japanese tsunami slowly making its way toward West Coast

Debris from the Japanese tsunami in March of 2011 is slowly making its way toward the West Coast, but some of it appears to be peeling off and heading for the Garbage Patch further south.

Ocean Observatories Initiative moving closer to deployment

OSU and its institutional partners are set to begin deploying ocean-observing platforms and a fleet of undersea gliders in 2012 as part of a $386 million project called the Ocean Observatories Initiative.

Oregon Sea Grant receives $2.6 million NSF grant for learning research

The National Science Foundation has awarded $2.6 milliion to Oregon Sea Grant to create a free-choice learning lab at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Nature study: Rising CO2 levels at end of Ice Age not tied to Pacific Ocean

Carbon dioxide rose rapidly in the atmosphere at the end of the last Ice Age and scientists have long thought the source of that increase was the deep ocean. A new study suggests otherwise.

Scientists find eruption at undersea volcano - after forecasting the event

Scientists who had forecast the eruption of Axial Seamount in a 2006 paper returned to the undersea volcano this summer and discovered that it had indeed erupted.