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Tsunami structure gets its test – in miniature

Posted by: | May 25, 2010 Comments Off on Tsunami structure gets its test – in miniature |

Officials from the coastal Oregon town of Cannon Beach visited Oregon State University’s Hinsdale Wave Research Center this week to get a first-hand look at how a proposed new city hall and tsunami survival center might work. Researcher Dan Cox showed off a scale model of the structure – and all of downtown Cannon Beach […]

under: coastal hazards, Oregon Sea Grant, salmon, tsunami

What’s fresh on the Oregon coast?

Posted by: | May 19, 2010 Comments Off on What’s fresh on the Oregon coast? |

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering  what seafood is in season on the Oregon Coast, Kaety Hildenbrand has the answers. Sea Grant’s marine fisheries educator in Lincoln County, Hildenbrand has put together a handy, one-page consumer guide listing the 2010 commercial fishing seasons for salmon, Albacore tuna, Dungeness crab and other popular Pacific seafood species. […]

under: fisheries, seafood

Fast-growing marine invasive found in Oregon waters

Posted by: | May 14, 2010 Comments Off on Fast-growing marine invasive found in Oregon waters |

An aggressive, invasive aquatic organism that is on the state’s most dangerous species list has been discovered in both Winchester Bay and Coos Bay, and scientists say this “colonial tunicate” – Didemnum vexillum – has serious economic and environmental implications. Its propensity to foul surfaces of boats, fishing nets, water intakes, docks and buoys could […]

under: invasive species

Find us on FaceBook

Posted by: | May 13, 2010 Comments Off on Find us on FaceBook |

If you haven’t checked out Oregon Sea Grant’s FaceBook page yet, now’s a great time – we’ve just launched a friendly little “name that bridge” competition featuring photos of – and a bit of history about – the historic bridges of the Oregon Coast. (The first photo’s sneaky: Most people would probably recognize this bridge […]

under: Facebook, Social media, Twitter

NOAA adds Deepwater oil spill site

Posted by: | May 6, 2010 Comments Off on NOAA adds Deepwater oil spill site |

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has launched a new Web site for information about the Deepwater Horizon oilspill in the Gulf of Mexico. From the site: “As the nation’s leading scientific resource for oil spills, NOAA has been on the scene of the BP spill from the start, providing coordinated scientific weather and biological […]

under: environment, news, NOAA, Social media, water quality & conservation

Sea Grant wave research and outreach featured by NOAA

Posted by: | May 3, 2010 Comments Off on Sea Grant wave research and outreach featured by NOAA |

An Oregon Sea Grant-supported researcher’s discovery that record-breaking wave heights have the potential to do more damage to the Oregon coast than rising sea levels – and a Sea Grant Extension specialist’s efforts to help make coastal communities more resilient to such  hazards  – are featured on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Web site. […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

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