Leading marine researcher says scientists must speak, reach out and integrate into society

A leading global marine ecologist today called on scientists to increasingly engage the public by demonstrating the value of their research.

Third Oregon climate assessment report shows state still warming, despite frigid winter

Oregon’s climate continues to warm; there are impacts on the state’s physical, biological and human-managed systems; and more studies are pointing to greenhouse gas emissions as the reason for these climate trends and events.

El Ni~no, Pacific Decadal Oscillation implicated in domoic acid shellfish toxicity

Researchers today reported a strong correlation between toxic levels of domoic acid in shellfish and the warm-water ocean conditions orchestrated by two powerful forces – El Niño events and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.

New tag revolutionizes whale research - and makes them partners in science

A sophisticated new type of “tag” on whales that can record data every second for hours, days and weeks at a time provides a view of whale behavior, biology and travels never before possible.

Wave energy center receives $40 million to construct world's premier test facility

OSU's Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center has been awarded up to $40 million to create the world’s premier wave energy test facility.

New study: Weakening of North Atlantic current can be prevented by reducing carbon emissions

A new study suggests continued melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet could weaken the system of currents that keep northern Europe and northern America temperate.

New, complex call recorded in Mariana Trench believed to be from baleen whale

A sound in the Mariana Trench notable for its complexity and wide frequency range likely represents the discovery of a new baleen whale call.

OSU Press publishes first guide to Oregon freshwater fishes

The first comprehensive guide to Oregon’s freshwater fishes, written by OSU Professor Douglas Markle, has been published by the Oregon State University Press.

New study shows impact of Antarctic Ice Sheet on climate change

A new study by OSU researchers documents the influence of the massive Antarctic Ice Sheet on global and regional climate.

Despite evolutionary inexperience, northern sockeye manage heat stress

Sockeye salmon that evolved in the generally colder waters of the far north still know how to cool off if necessary, an important factor in dealing with global climate change.

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