Kelp forests globally resilient, but may need local solutions to environmental threats

The first global assessment of marine kelp ecosystems shows they have a surprising resilience to environmental impacts, but local efforts will be needed to help protect their health in the future.

Discovery of new bacteria complicates problem with salmon poisoning in dogs

A new study suggests that the risks dogs of the Pacific Northwest face from salmon poisoning is complicated, and that some pet owners make think their pets are immune when they are not.

Fall Creek hatchery to hold annual festival on Nov. 5

The Oregon Hatchery Research Center will host its annual Fall Creek Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the hatchery, located 13 miles west of Alsea on Highway 34.

Tsunami-safety panel to oversee construction of Marine Studies building

Oregon State University President Ed Ray announced today the creation of an oversight committee to monitor construction of a Marine Studies Building and student housing in Newport, Ore.

Larvae from fat fish on deep reefs help keep shallower populations afloat

Populations of coral reef fish in shallower habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell at greater depths.

Study finds local fidelity key to ocean-wide recovery of humpback whales

A new study concludes that humpback whales' fidelity to local habitats – passed on through the generations – is a key to understanding the ultimate recovery of this endangered species.

Salmon trucking success could open miles of historical spawning habitat

A new study documenting the reproductive success of salmon trucked above Foster Dam could open up miles of spawning habitat on the upper South Santiam and other river systems.

Hatfield Marine Science Center to host ocean research film fest

A mini-film festival outlining some of the latest in coastal research and marine initiatives will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22, at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Subduction zone earthquakes off Oregon, Washington more frequent than previous estimates

Earthquakes on northern sections of the Cascadia Subduction Zone are somewhat more frequent than has been believed in the past.

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