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.

Researchers seeking to use popular "beach cams" for scientific analysis

Scientists at OSU are leading an international effort to employ the use of beach cameras and surf cameras to collection data on the near-shore for information on beach formation, erosion, rip currents and other issues.

Quarter century later, methane deposits intrigue scientists, industry

A rich methane field is located at Hydrate Ridge, about 55 miles off the Oregon coast, and scientists are intrigued by its potential as an energy source - and concerned about potential effects of climate change.

Tie-dyed ocean? Don't be alarmed, this is only a test...

OSU oceanographers will turn the ocean green this week, using a temporary, harmless dye to track near-shore ocean water movement off the coast of Newport.

Scientists unlock keys to global ocean circulation

Scientists from OSU and Germany have confirmed why the Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific - it's a combination of large mountain ranges, tropical tradewinds and the Antarctic ice sheet.

OSU scientist one of four honored as Pew Fellows in Marine Conservation

Scott Baker, associate director of OSU's Marine Mammal Institute, is one of four scientists named 2011 Pew Marine Fellows. His work was featured prominently in the Academy Award-winning film, "The Cove."

Sea lion entanglement in marine debris preventable, study finds

A new study has found that a combination of education and changes in manufacturing processes for certain packing materials could prevent many entanglements of endangered and threatened Steller sea lions.

Public urged to refrain from touching seal pups

Seal pups are beginning to appear on Oregon beaches, where coastal visitors often try to "rescue" them, thinking they're stranded. They're not; their mothers are foraging for food.

Data streaming in from Space Station to OSU lab

A coastal imaging system aboard the International Space Station, called HICO, is beaming images of the Earth's coastlines to a laboratory at Oregon State University.

Scientists seeking to save threatened Nassau grouper

OSU's Scott Heppell and colleagues are working to save the Nassau grouper, a threatened Caribbean reef fish whose large spawning aggregations make them susceptible to overfishing.