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Surfers swallow 10x more water than swimmers, divers, study shows

Posted by: | December 23, 2008 Comments Off on Surfers swallow 10x more water than swimmers, divers, study shows |

CORVALLIS, Ore. (Dec. 22, 2008) – In the first study of its kind, scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) and the Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality have found that surfers unintentionally ingest 10 times more water than swimmers or divers, putting them at higher risk of contracting gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses when surfing in contaminated waters. […]

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High school students investigate marine science careers at the HMSC

Posted by: | December 19, 2008 Comments Off on High school students investigate marine science careers at the HMSC |

Registration is now being accepted for the April 17 Career Days at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Open to all high school students, this year’s event – “CSI – Careers in Science Investigation” – will focus on some of the mysteries scientists attempt to unravel: What’s causing marine “dead zones”? What do whales […]

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Learning and fun for homeschoolers at the HMSC

Posted by: | December 19, 2008 Comments Off on Learning and fun for homeschoolers at the HMSC |

Registration is open for the annual Home School Days program at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.  Conducted by Oregon Sea Grant’s marine education program, the March 20 event offers age-appropriate classes and activities for home-schooled children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, with activities ranging from ocean-themed crafts to hands-on animal labs and  guided […]

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West Coast research planning document up for public comment

Posted by: | December 18, 2008 Comments Off on West Coast research planning document up for public comment |

A draft report on ocean and coastal research and information needs on the West Coast is available for public review and comment from the Oregon Sea Grant Web site.  The deadline for comments is Jan. 16, 2009 The report, developed by Sea Grant programs in Oregon, Washington and California after extensive public involvement,  is available […]

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HMSC bookstore launches on-line marketplace

Posted by: | December 3, 2008 Comments Off on HMSC bookstore launches on-line marketplace |

NEWPORT, Ore.  – Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite beachcomber, birder or budding marine biologist? The Visitor Center Bookstore at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center may have just what you’re looking for in its new e-commerce store. Part of the OSU Marketplace, the new outlet offers convenient, secure, on-line ordering […]

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Oregon Sea Grant calls for research proposals

Posted by: | December 1, 2008 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant calls for research proposals |

Oregon Sea Grant invites preliminary proposals for research on important marine and coastal issues from researchers affiliated with any institution of higher education in Oregon. Proposals will be entered into a highly competitive review and selection process. Proposed work may begin on either February 1, 2010, or February 1, 2011. The deadline for submitting preliminary […]

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