Shifts in water temperatures affect eating habits of larval tuna at critical life stage, study finds

Small shifts in ocean temperature can have significant effects on the eating habits of blackfin tuna during the larval stage of development, when finding food and growing quickly are critical to long-term survival.

Oregon State to manage cyberinfrastructure for the Ocean Observatories Initiative

Oregon State University will assume management of the data transmission cyberinfrastructure for a national initiative that monitors ocean conditions in real time, OSU and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced today.

Ice discharge in the North Pacific set off series of climate events during the last ice age, study finds

Repeated catastrophic ice discharges from western North America into the North Pacific contributed to, and perhaps triggered, hemispheric-scale changes in the Earth’s climate during the last ice age, new research published online today in Science reveals.

Vessel noise present year-round at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary near San Francisco

The environment in the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of San Francisco is not a refuge from the noise generated by ship traffic, the first underwater marine acoustic study of the region has shown.

Discovery of first active seep in Antarctica provides new understanding of methane cycle

The discovery of the first active methane seep in Antarctica is providing scientists new understanding of the methane cycle and the role methane found in this region may play in warming the planet.

Effects from low-level concentrations of harmful chemicals preserved through three generations of fish

Fish exposed to very low levels of chemicals commonly found in waterways can pass the impacts on to future generations that were never directly exposed to the chemicals, according to Oregon State University researchers.

New Zealand blue whale distribution patterns tied to ocean conditions and prey availability

Oregon State University researchers who recently discovered a population of blue whales in New Zealand are learning more about the links between the whales, their prey and ocean conditions that are changing as the planet warms.

Oregon State and partners to receive up to $300 million to lead NOAA institute on climate, ocean research

Oregon State University, the University of Washington and University of Alaska, Fairbanks will receive up to $300 million to lead a new institute focused on climate, ocean and coastal challenges that demand collaboration and sharing of scientific resources.

Public urged to refrain from approaching seal pups on Oregon beaches

The public is urged to refrain from approaching seal pups on Oregon's beaches. Young seal pups are at risk from well-meaning people who mistakenly try to rescue them.

Oceans should have a place in climate ‘green new deal’ policies, scientists suggest

The world’s oceans play a critical role in climate regulation, mitigation and adaptation and should be integrated into comprehensive “green new deal” proposals being promoted by elected officials and agency policymakers.

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