Humpback whale populations more distinct than previously thought

A new study concludes that humpback whales in three different ocean basins are distinct from one another, evolved independently and should be considered separate subspecies.

Study finds Oregon's most common fish at least three distinct species

A new study has found that the most common fish species in Oregon – the speckled dace – is actually at least three separate and distinct species.

Study of marine life near Newport finds no red flags for toxicity

OSU scientists examined coastal marine species near Newport for concentrations of heavy metals and organic pollutants and found no bioaccumulation of significant concern.

White House appoints OSU's Spinrad as NOAA's chief scientist

The White House announced today the appointment of Rick Spinrad, vice president for research at OSU, as chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

OSU scientists part of national APLU report outlining research challenges

Four OSU researchers played a key role in the creation and release of a report outlining six "grand challenges" facing the United States over the next decade.

Scientists use DNA to identify species killed during early whaling days

Scientists have used DNA to identify whales killed a century ago at South Georgia Island, an advance that may help them learn how much genetic diversity has been lost among great whales.

Study finds only trace levels of radiation from Fukushima in albacore

Albacore tuna caught off the Oregon shore after the Fukushima Daiichi power station in Japan was destroyed in a 2011 earthquake had on slight traces of radioactivity, according to a newly published study.

Motor skill deficiencies linked to autism severity in new research

A study finds a direct relationship between motor skills and autism severity, indicating that development motor skills should be included in treatment plans for young children with autism.

Scientists successfully use krypton to accurately date ancient Antarctic ice

Scientists have successfully identified the age of 120,000-year-old Antarctic ice using krypton dating – a new technique that may allow them to locate ice more than a million years old.

OSU names Lubchenco adviser for marine sciences

Former NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State where she has a new role – adviser to the university on marine studies issues.

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