Study finds lack of diversity among fisheries scientists

Researchers who study fish put a high value on biodiversity in the field, yet a new study found a surprising lack of diversity among fisheries scientists themselves.

West Coast scientists sound alarm for changing ocean chemistry

The governments of Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia need to act now to combat rapid acidification of the Pacific Ocean, a panel of scientists concludes.

Southern right whales slowly rebounding, but still decades away from full recovery

A new study has determined that right whales in the Southern Hemisphere were once more abundant than previously thought, making their full recovery from near-extinction another 50 to 100 years away.

PNAS Study: Carbon from land played a role during last deglaciation

A new study being published this week in PNAS confirms the ocean's role in the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide during deglaciation, but also documents land-based carbon sources.

Five years after tsunami, scientists cross fingers on invasive species establishment

Five years after a massive earthquake struck Japan and triggered a tsunami, scientists are unsure whether any non-native species have gained a foothold in Northwest waters.

Mariana Trench: Seven miles deep, the ocean is still a noisy place

Scientists have eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world’s oceans and instead of finding a sea of silence, they discovered a cacophony of sounds both natural and caused by humans.

OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center to hold Fossil Fest on Feb. 13

Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will hold its annual Fossil Fest event on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Newport from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Scientists say window to reduce carbon emissions is small

At the rate humans are emitting carbon into the atmosphere, the Earth may suffer irreparable damage that could last tens of thousands of years, according to a new analysis.

Study: Fish assemblages can change rapidly along coast as water warms

A modest warming of coastal waters can have a significant impact on juvenile fish assemblages in just a few years, raising concern about the effects of climate change.

Study: Endangered western gray whales have food, yet aren't recovering

Endangered western gray whales appear to have plenty of food in a rich feeding area, but the food is most abundant in winter - under ice and not readily accessible in most years.

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