Invasive "tunicate" appears in Oregon's coastal waters

An invasive aquatic invertebrate, on the list of most dangerous species for Oregon, has been found in Winchester Bay and Coos Bay. It poses economic and environmental risks.

Veterinarians seek causes of human disease using aquatic models

The OSU College of Agricultural Sciences is working with recent U.S. veterinary school graduates on the study of human diseases and birth defects using fish models.

OSU scientists to study whale-deterring sounds

OSU scientists will begin testing a low-power acoustic device to see if it will be effective in preventing migrating gray whales from entering areas that soon may have wave energy platforms and cables.

Freeing Willy: OSU-led team uses novel cage to disentangle sea lion

An OSU-led team used a capture cage to temporarily contain a sea lion injured by a plastic packing band in an experimental project at Newport to address local entanglement of marine mammals.

OSU team performs historic rescue of entangled animal at Sea Lion Caves

For the first time in the nearly 80-year history of the popular Oregon attraction, a sea lion trapped in coastal rocks is rescued from near certain death, thanks to OSU rescuers.

Delaney to present inaugural lecture commemorating hydrothermal vents discovery

John Delaney, a prominent University of Washington oceanographer, will give the first lecture in a new series at OSU commemorating the discovery of undersea hydrothermal vents.

New study finds surprisingly high rate of steelhead mortality in estuary

OSU researchers monitoring juvenile steelhead have discovered that nearly half of the dollar-sized fish died when they reached the estuary - most likely by predation - before ever reaching the ocean.

Oregon Sea Grant delivers federal dollars for ocean research, outreach efforts

New funding for Sea Grant will support 10 research projects, nine of them centered at Oregon State, in such areas as climate change, marine reserves and salmon habitat restoration.