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Archive for September, 2012

El Niño winter could bring higher temperatures, less snow to PNW

Posted by: | September 27, 2012 Comments Off on El Niño winter could bring higher temperatures, less snow to PNW |

A developing El Niño pattern is likely to bring higher temperatures – and less snow – to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest this winter, according to scientists at the OSU-based Oregon Climate Service. Kathie Dello, the OCC’s deputy director said this year’s El Niño will likely be “moderate.” “Where we really see the signal is […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Registration now open for the 2012 Heceta Head Coastal Conference

Posted by: | September 25, 2012 Comments Off on Registration now open for the 2012 Heceta Head Coastal Conference |

2012 Heceta Head Coastal Conference October 26 & 27 — Florence Events Center, Florence Oregon Registration Now Open: http://www.hecetaheadconference.org/ Oregon’s Ocean: Bringing the High Seas Home The Pacific Ocean is a dynamic place full of activity and motion.  But what does that mean for Oregonians? This year’s conference will look closely at connections between Oregon’s […]

under: conferences, courses, classes and workshops, events, lectures, marine education, Oregon Sea Grant, outreach and engagement, public communication, symposium

Fish protein coating could be key to lower-fat fried foods

Posted by: | September 25, 2012 Comments Off on Fish protein coating could be key to lower-fat fried foods |

ASTORIA -Researchers at OSU’s Seafood Research and Education Center have come up with a fish protein coating they say significantly reduces the fat content of fried shrimp and other fried seafood dishes. The protein solution is based on surimi, the minced and washed fish that’s transformed into a paste that can be formed into a […]

under: research, seafood

Newport, Reedsport chosen as finalists for wave-energy test facility

Posted by: | September 24, 2012 Comments Off on Newport, Reedsport chosen as finalists for wave-energy test facility |

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The communities of Newport and Reedsport, Ore., have been chosen as the two finalists for the possible location of the Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC), a planned $25 million, “grid-connected” wave energy testing facility in the Pacific Northwest. Officials at the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, or NNMREC, at Oregon State […]

under: wave energy

Admin update: Feedburner still working, for now

Posted by: | September 24, 2012 Comments Off on Admin update: Feedburner still working, for now |

It appears that the Feedburner blog subscription service is still working, although some of its features have been down for a week. If you are still receiving these updates, there is no immediate need to change your subscription to Breaking Waves. We are pursing other options in the event the service does disappear.

under: administrivia

Admin note: RSS feed moving from FeedBurner

Posted by: | September 21, 2012 Comments Off on Admin note: RSS feed moving from FeedBurner |

Google is discontinuing its Feedburner service, which we’ve used for several years to distribute the RSS feed to subscribers of our blog(s). If you’d like to continue receiving Breaking Waves via your favorite feed reader or mail program, visit http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/breakingwaves/feed/ and use the dropdown menu at the top of the page, next to “Subscribe to […]

under: administrivia

Fragment of Japanese dock to anchor tsunami interpretive trail at HMSC

Posted by: | September 14, 2012 Comments Off on Fragment of Japanese dock to anchor tsunami interpretive trail at HMSC |

NEWPORT, Ore. – A section from a huge dock that ripped loose from its moorings in the northern Japanese city of Misawa during the massive earthquake and tsunami in March of 2011 will become part of an exhibit at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, just a few miles from where it washed ashore in early […]

under: coastal hazards, HMSC Visitor Center, invasive species, marine debris, marine education, tsunami

Sea Grant researchers create model for analyzing invasive species threats

Posted by: | September 13, 2012 Comments Off on Sea Grant researchers create model for analyzing invasive species threats |

by Jeffrey Basinger, 2012 Sea Grant Communications Fellow CORVALLIS, Ore. – A team at Oregon State University has developed a statistical model that aims to predict which non-native species might become invaders – and arm resource managers to prevent their spread. Led by economist Munisamy Gopinath and funded by Oregon Sea Grant, the project includes […]

under: economics, environment, invasive species, Oregon Sea Grant, research

New blog chronicles science on – and under – ice

Posted by: | September 11, 2012 Comments Off on New blog chronicles science on – and under – ice |

Deep Sea and Polar Biology, a new blog by a pair of Oregon State University scientists, chronicles their work trying to understand the role those extreme environments play in storing and releasing carbon into the Earth’s atmosphere. The writers – post-doctoral scholar Andrew Thurber and graduate student Rory Welch – are writing and posting terrific […]

under: blogs, climate, marine science, research

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