OSU announces location for new marine studies building in Newport

OSU President Edward J. Ray has announced that a new $50 million center for global marine studies research and education will be built at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

OSU Press publishes book on Northwest dunes by George Poinar

The Oregon State University Press has published a book by George Poinar Jr. called "A Naturalist's Guide to the Hidden World of Pacific Northwest Dunes."

Pacific Storm operations transferred to OSU college

Operations of the R/V Pacific Storm have been transferred to OSU's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.

Study finds native Olympia oysters more resilient to ocean acidification

Native Olympia oysters, which once thrived along the Pacific Northwest coast until over-harvesting and habitat loss all but wiped them out, have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification.

PNAS Study: Eddies enhance survival of coral reef fish in sub-tropical waters

A new study published in PNAS found that swirling eddies in oceans are critical to the growth and survival of larval fishes.

Hydrothermal vents, methane seeps play enormous role in marine life, global climate

Hydrothermal vents and methane seeps on the ocean floor that were once thought to be geologic and biological oddities are now emerging as major players in global climate.

Sea star juveniles abundant, but recovery is anything but guaranteed

An unprecedented number of juvenile sea stars have been observed off the Oregon coast over the past several months – just two years after an epidemic nearly wiped the population out.

"Eve" and descendants shape global sperm whale population structure

The mitochondrial DNA from more than a thousand sperm whales examined during the past 15 years came from a single “Eve” sperm whale tens of thousands of years ago.

Study finds limit on evaporation to ice sheets, but that may change

Although coastal regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet are experiencing rapid melting, much of the sheet's interior has remained stable – but a new study suggests that may not continue.

OSU to issue RFI on ship project after design completion

The design phase for a project to construct a new regional class research vessel to replenish the United States academic fleet is complete and OSU will issue an RFI to shipyards interested in the vessel construction phase.