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Washington state declares war on ocean acidification

Posted by: | November 28, 2012 Comments Off on Washington state declares war on ocean acidification |

Washington state, the leading US producer of farmed shellfish, this week launched a 42-step plan to reduce ocean acidification. The initiative — detailed in a report by a governor-appointed panel of scientists, policy-makers and shellfish industry representatives — marks the first US state-funded effort to tackle ocean acidification, a growing problem for both the region […]

under: climate, ecology, environment, marine policy, marine science, news, ocean acidification, shellfish

Help document this week’s “king tide” at the coast

Posted by: | November 13, 2012 Comments Off on Help document this week’s “king tide” at the coast |

If you’re planning to be on the Oregon Coast this week, grab your camera and help document the latest “king” tide. King tides are natural events, caused by predictable astronomical factors that generate tides higher than most high tides. By understanding which areas are most affected by king tides, scientists, emergency planners and local officials […]

under: climate, events, storms

Rising stream temperatures could spell trouble for salmon

Posted by: | November 7, 2012 Comments Off on Rising stream temperatures could spell trouble for salmon |

A newly published study by researchers at Oregon State University and two federal agencies concludes that high temperatures coupled with lower flows in many Northwest streams is creating increasingly extreme conditions that could spell trouble for salmon and other organisms. The study, published in the professional journal Hydrobiologia, was funded and coordinated by the U.S. […]

under: climate, environment, fisheries, research, salmon

Deadlines have been set for a number of fellowships

Posted by: | November 6, 2012 Comments Off on Deadlines have been set for a number of fellowships |

Check out several new fellowship opportunities, including the newly announced 2014 Knauss Fellowship:  http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/education/fellowships Current opportunities REOPENED:  Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship – Deadline: November 19, 2012. NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship – Deadline: January 25, 2013. NMFS/Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program in Marine Resource Economics – Deadline: January 25, 2013. NMFS/Sea Grant Graduate […]

under: Confluence, fellowships, internships, Oregon Sea Grant, scholarships, Sea Grant Scholars

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