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Archive for May, 2013

What’s fresh at the Oregon coast?

Posted by: | May 30, 2013 Comments Off on What’s fresh at the Oregon coast? |

Planning a visit to the Oregon coast? Tuck our “What’s Fresh and When?” flyer into your cooler so you know what kind of seafood you’re likely to find at local markets, restaurants – and on the docks. Compiled by Oregon Sea Grant’s Newport-based fisheries specialist, Kaety Hildenbrand, the annual guide lists commercial fishing season dates […]

under: crab, Extension, fisheries, fishermen, Oregon Sea Grant, salmon, seafood, summer activities

Oyster shells help restore chemical balance to acid waters

Posted by: | May 23, 2013 Comments Off on Oyster shells help restore chemical balance to acid waters |

The shells of oysters – a commercially important shellfish whose reproduction and growth is threatened by climate-linked ocean acidification – may help counteract the effects of increased local acidity levels, according to a new study of New England’s Chesapeake Bay by a team of researchers led by Oregon State University’s George Waldbusser. The study, published […]

under: aquaculture, climate, ocean acidification, research, shellfish

“Firewood Buddy” mobile app goes national

Posted by: | May 16, 2013 Comments Off on “Firewood Buddy” mobile app goes national |

“Firewood Buddy,” a smart-phone application developed by Oregon Sea Grant to inform campers about the risks of bring invasive insects into Oregon forests on imported firewood, is going national. Developed last year in collaboration with the Oregon Invasive Species Council, the free application not only educates users about how potentially invasive, forest-damaging species can hitch […]

under: environment, invasive species, Oregon Sea Grant

Oregon Sea Grant publication wins Gold Award

Posted by: | May 2, 2013 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant publication wins Gold Award |

An Oregon Sea Grant publication, Mental Models Interviewing for More-Effective Communication, has won a Gold Award in the “Publications/Handbook” category of the 2013 Hermes Creative Awards. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media. Administered by the Association of Marketing and […]

under: awards, news, Oregon Sea Grant, outreach and engagement, public communication, publications, social science

State bill would require wave energy companies to recover their own gear

Posted by: | May 1, 2013 Comments Off on State bill would require wave energy companies to recover their own gear |

SALEM – The Oregon Senate voted Monday to require that companies experimenting with wave energy in Oregon’s territorial waters show they have enough money to recover their equipment when they’re done with it. The bill’s sponsors say they don’t want the state to be stuck for the cost of removing such gear if it breaks […]

under: marine debris, regional projects, technology, wave energy

Bend Science Pub to feature OSG invasive species educator

Posted by: | May 1, 2013 Comments Off on Bend Science Pub to feature OSG invasive species educator |

BEND – Oregon Sea Grant’s invasive species specialist, Sam Chan, is the featured speaker for the OSU Cascades Science Pub event on Tuesday, May 21 at McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend. The informal event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m and features a full pub menu and no-host bar. Chan, a Sea Grant […]

under: environment, events, invasive species, lectures, watersheds

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