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Archive for March, 2013

Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Program is open for applications

Posted by: | March 21, 2013 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Program is open for applications |

Applications due April 19, 2013 for the Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars program for undergraduates. The program places students in natural resource management agencies and is designed to help prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and careers in marine science, policy, management, and outreach. Read more at http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/fellowships/summer-scholars To learn more about the Summer Scholars […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Researchers test new excluder device to reduce halibut bycatch

Posted by: | March 21, 2013 Comments Off on Researchers test new excluder device to reduce halibut bycatch |

OSU researchers working with the groundfish fishing industry in the Pacific Northwest have tested a new “flexible sorting grid excluder” – a type of bycatch reduction device that shows promise to significantly reduce the incidental bycatch of Pacific halibut from commercial bottom trawl fishermen. In a series of tests that included 30 tows off the […]

under: fisheries, research

Japan Times: Washed-up dock stirs awareness in Oregon

Posted by: | March 20, 2013 Comments Off on Japan Times: Washed-up dock stirs awareness in Oregon |

NEWPORT  – When a massive dock drifted across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the U.S. West Coast after the Great East Japan Earthquake, it brought along more than the invasive “wakame” kelp and mussels that were attached to it. The city of Newport, Oregon, where the docked beached itself last June, noticed the high […]

under: beach safety, coastal hazards, earthquake, HMSC Visitor Center, Oregon Sea Grant, tsunami

Spring Break brings Whale Watch Week to Oregon coast

Posted by: | March 18, 2013 Comments Off on Spring Break brings Whale Watch Week to Oregon coast |

Spring Whale Watch Week coincides with spring break for most Oregon schools and universities, and that makes March 23-30 a great time to head for the coast and look for whales. Hundreds of giant gray whales, including females and their new calves, travel past Oregon on their way to their spring and summer feeding grounds […]

under: events, HMSC Visitor Center, marine animals, marine education, marine mammals, whales

Science: Nation’s research fleet declines as needs increase

Posted by: | March 11, 2013 Comments Off on Science: Nation’s research fleet declines as needs increase |

Science magazine reports on the declining state of the US marine research fleet: “Fewer scientists are going to sea as a result of a shrinking science fleet, flat budgets, and skyrocketing costs. At the same time, oceanographers are using a growing array of high-tech devices—such as satellites, gliders, and vast networks of sensors tethered to […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Science on Tap: Dan Bottom on sustaining salmon

Posted by: | March 6, 2013 Comments Off on Science on Tap: Dan Bottom on sustaining salmon |

NEWPORT – Dan Bottom, fisheries biologist with NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, steps up to the bar to talk about salmon at the next Science on Tap event on March 13 at Brewer’s on the Bay. “Celebrating Diversity: Sustaining Pacific Salmon in a Changing World” is Bottom’s theme for the evening, which takes place in […]

under: ecology, environment, fisheries, lectures, marine science, Oregon Sea Grant, research, salmon, science education, sustainability

Register now for the Free-Choice Learning Professional Certificate

Posted by: | March 4, 2013 Comments Off on Register now for the Free-Choice Learning Professional Certificate |

Registration is now open for the Free-Choice Learning Professional Certificate, an online program offered by Oregon State University. The program helps museum, zoo, aquarium, and science outreach professionals and volunteers discover more about free-choice learning, the study of what, where, and how we choose to learn over the course of our lifetimes. Courses are taught […]

under: courses, classes and workshops, free-choice learning, higher education, Oregon Sea Grant, outreach and engagement

West Coast Sea Grant programs offer social science grant opportunities

Posted by: | March 4, 2013 Comments Off on West Coast Sea Grant programs offer social science grant opportunities |

Sea Grant programs in Oregon, Washington and California are inviting regional research proposals that address topics of social science and human dimensions related to Sea Grant’s national goals for Healthy coasts and oceans Safe and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture Resilient coastal communities and economies Environmental literacy and workforce development. The hope is to attract a […]

under: grants, regional projects, research, social science

Tsunami dock piece to be dedicated March 10

Posted by: | March 1, 2013 Comments Off on Tsunami dock piece to be dedicated March 10 |

NEWPORT – A new tsunami awareness exhibit, featuring a piece of the massive Japanese dock that washed ashore at Agate beach last year, will be dedicated at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in a public ceremony and grand opening on Sunday, March 10. The public ceremony, which runs from 2-4 pm,  marks the two-year anniversary […]

under: coastal hazards, earthquake, environment, events, HMSC Visitor Center, invasive species, Oregon Sea Grant, tsunami

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