Study leads to a question: Should the fishing industry insure itself against risk?

Oregon State University’s James Watson, an assistant professor who specializes in marine resource management, published a study this week in which he and others outlined the need for aquaculture producers in developing countries to use financial risk management tools to protect their investment.

2018 one of worst low-oxygen years for ocean off Oregon, which now has a “hypoxia season”

Oregon State University recently received a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the NOAA Coastal Hypoxia Research Program to work with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, crabbers and other fishermen to map and track the extent of the hypoxia, identify “hotspots” and potential refuge areas, and develop predictive models of when and where low oxygen will occur – and affect Dungeness crabs and fishes.

Oregon State-produced documentary to be screened at BendFilm Festival

An Oregon State University-produced feature-length documentary about the decline of coral reefs will be screened at the BendFilm Festival at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Regal Old Mill theater.

OSU, consortium get NSF grant to continue Ocean Observatories Initiative

The National Science Foundation announced that it has awarded a coalition of academic and oceanographic research organizations a five-year contract to operate and maintain the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).

Seafood/fishing industry alerted scientists to acidification, hypoxia issues off Oregon

The first biannual report to the Oregon Legislature from the Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Coordinating Council concludes that the state needs more monitoring, public awareness and policy direction regarding these emerging ocean conditions.

Community college and high school students to spend four days on OSU research vessel

Oregon high school and community college students and teachers will join Oregon State University scientists on the research vessel Oceanus this month to gain at-sea research experience as part of a project to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.

Study: Unmanned “drones” give scientists new insights into gray whale behavior

Scientists using drones have discovered new behaviors by gray whales off the West Coast, including headstands and swimming upside down.

OSU to name new research ship Taani, which means “offshore”

The first new Regional Class Research Vessel being constructed with funds from the National Science Foundation to bolster the nation’s aging U.S. Academic Research Fleet now has a name: Taani.

Scientists trace atmospheric rise in CO2 during deglaciation to deep Pacific Ocean

A new study provides some of the most compelling evidence for how carbon dioxide rose during the last deglaciation – a “flushing” of the deep Pacific Ocean caused by the acceleration of water circulation patterns that begin around Antarctica.

Corals and algae go back further than previously thought, all the way to Jurassic Period

Algae and corals have been leaning on each other since dinosaurs roamed the earth, much longer than had been previously thought.

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