Marine scientist joins Oregon Sea Grant and OSU Extension as fisheries specialist

Angee Doerr, an interdisciplinary marine scientist, has joined Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon State University Extension Service to work with the fishing industry on the central Oregon coast.

Study: Deep-ocean creatures living a “feast-or-famine” existence because of energy fluxes

Scientists for the first time have tracked how much energy from plants and animals at the surface of the open ocean survives as particles drop to the seafloor more than two miles below, where they say a surprisingly robust ecosystem eagerly awaits.

National Science Foundation authorizes Oregon State to lead construction of third research vessel

Oregon State University has received an additional award of $108.12 million from the National Science Foundation to manage the construction of a third Regional Class Research Vessel to help bolster the nation’s aging academic research fleet.

Ancient community of undersea microbes may resemble early life on Earth, other planets

Far beneath the surface of the ocean off the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States – and nearly a quarter-mile below the seafloor – lives a community of hydrogen-consuming microbes that scientists say are like those in Earth’s early history.

Scientists will spend winter in Antarctica to further research diet and juvenile krill health

Scientists studying Antarctic krill over a two-year period found that this key species – a critical food resource for a variety of animals in the Southern Ocean – fared radically different depending on the amount and timing of sea ice and the algae that live in it.

PNAS Study: Migrating blue whales rely on memory more than environmental cues to find prey

Blue whales reach their massive size by relying on their exceptional memories to find historically productive feeding sites rather than responding in real time to emerging prey patches, a new study concludes.

Study finds reduction in seabird bycatch since 2002, but researchers urge vigilance as rates rising

A collaborative effort among the fishing industry, scientists and resource managers has led to a significant reduction in seabird bycatch in Alaskan longline fisheries since 2002, a new study documents, but researchers say that bycatch incidents are now increasing.

How a flipping crab led researchers to discover that a commercially harvested species feeds at methane seeps

Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia – one of the first times a commercially harvested species has been seen using this energy source.

OSU alumnus Warren Washington to receive prestigious Tyler Prize for pioneering climate studies

Pioneering climate scientist Warren Washington, who received his bachelor and master’s degrees from Oregon State University, has been named co-recipient of the 2019 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

Study finds Oregon’s unique “resident” gray whales actually move around quite a bit

A new study found that Oregon's population of "resident" gray whales actually travels quite a bit, though they have strong preferences for certain locations.

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