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.
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.
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."
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.