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Archive for November, 2011

Summer Scholar presents work at CERF

Posted by: | November 30, 2011 Comments Off on Summer Scholar presents work at CERF |

Former Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholar Ian Heller traveled to Florida early this month to present a poster at the annual Coastal and Estuarine Research Foundation meeting on his Oregon research work with the US Environmental Projection Agency. Heller, a senior at Vassar College, spent the summer of 2010 in our undergraduate Summer Scholars program, […]

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Welcome New Knauss Fellow

Posted by: | November 22, 2011 Comments Off on Welcome New Knauss Fellow |

Oregon Sea Grant is pleased to announce that our nominee for a Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, Jenny Dresler, will be placed as a Legislative Fellow working for US Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi. Jenny received a Professional Science Master in Environmental Sciences from Oregon State University. Please stay tuned for an update […]

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Heceta Head Coastal Conference Student Poster Winners

Posted by: | November 22, 2011 Comments Off on Heceta Head Coastal Conference Student Poster Winners |

Congratulations to the student poster winners for the 7th Annual Heceta Head Coastal Conference Here are the names of the winners and the titles of their posters. Katelyn Bosley Population Assessment of Burrowing Shrimp in Yaquina Bay, Oregon Katelyn is a Fisheries Science student at OSU and works at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in […]

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King Tide project seeks photographers

Posted by: | November 21, 2011 Comments Off on King Tide project seeks photographers |

If you’re a photographer spending Thanksgiving or Christmas weekend on the Oregon coast, the Oregon King Tide Photo Project would like your help. The project seeks photographs documenting the unusually high tides known as King Tides, in an effort to better understand which areas of the coast might be most vulnerable to rising sea levels […]

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PBS features OSU tsunami-proofing research

Posted by: | November 18, 2011 Comments Off on PBS features OSU tsunami-proofing research |

PBS Newshour’s Science Thursday looks at research occurring in Japan and the US to try to harden coastal communities against the human loss and devastation caused by powerful tsunamis. Featured research includes work being done by Dan Cox’s team at OSU’s Hinsdale Wave Research Center on potential vertical evacuation towers:   (Text transcript here) Learn […]

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Drug Take-Back keeps old pills out of the waterways

Posted by: | November 16, 2011 Comments Off on Drug Take-Back keeps old pills out of the waterways |

CORVALLIS – Oregon Sea Grant Scholars have helped Corvallis  police and public works and Allied Waste  employees collect more than 550 pounds of old, unused and expired prescription drugs for safe disposal – drugs which otherwise might have wound up in the hands of abusers, or poisoning local waterways. Student interns and research assistants who […]

under: environment, events, invasive species, Oregon Sea Grant, Sea Grant Scholars, water quality & conservation

Oregon Coast Quests featured in Oregon Coast Today

Posted by: | November 14, 2011 Comments Off on Oregon Coast Quests featured in Oregon Coast Today |

Oregon Sea Grant’s popular “Oregon Coast Quests” are the subject of an article in the October 28, 2011, edition of the weekly newspaper Oregon Coast Today.

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Interactive tsunami inundation maps online

Posted by: | November 14, 2011 Comments Off on Interactive tsunami inundation maps online |

New, interactive maps pinpointing how and where a tsunami might flood the Oregon and Washington coastlines – and the closest uphill evacuation spots – are online now at NANOOS, the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems. The new Tsunami Evacuation Zone portal is a joint project of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral […]

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Climate writer/activist kicks off new OSU lecture series

Posted by: | November 10, 2011 Comments Off on Climate writer/activist kicks off new OSU lecture series |

CORVALLIS  -A new Oregon State University speaker series kicks off this month  with a Nov. 17 appearance by writer/activist Bill McKibben, author of the groundbreaking 1989 work “The End of Nature,” the first general audience book on global warming. McKibben is the debut speaker in the “Discovery Lecture Series,” a project aimed at bringing prominent […]

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Volunteers sought for Whale Watch Week

Posted by: | November 10, 2011 Comments Off on Volunteers sought for Whale Watch Week |

NEWPORT – If you love whales, enjoy meeting people and don’t mind spending some time outdoors on a blustery winter day, Oregon’s winter Whale Watch Week wants you. Volunteers are being sought for training as interpreters and whale-spotting guides at state parks up and down the Oregon coast for the annual event, which takes place […]

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