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Boating access advocates to convene in Portland

Posted by: | July 31, 2013 Comments Off on Boating access advocates to convene in Portland |

PORTLAND – “New Dimensions in Boating Access,” the national conference of the States Organization for Boating Access, comes to Portland Sept. 30-Oct. 3, bringing speakers and workshops on topics ranging from reducing conflicts between public boating access and commercialk shipping to the implications of sea level rise on recreational boating. Registration is open now, at […]

under: conferences, Extension, Oregon Sea Grant, people, water quality & conservation, waterfronts

OSU secures critical funding to continue ocean acidification research

Posted by: | July 22, 2013 Comments Off on OSU secures critical funding to continue ocean acidification research |

Oregon State University will receive funds that will help the West Coast’s shellfish industry in its fight against ocean acidification, thanks largely to the efforts of Oregon state Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose). Receipt of these funds will give a critical boost to Oregon State University’s and the shellfish industry’s efforts to reduce the negative impacts […]

under: aquaculture, Confluence, ecology, environment, fisheries, grants, marine animals, marine science, news, ocean acidification, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University, research, seafood, shellfish

Join Oregon Sea Grant at da Vinci Days!

Posted by: | July 15, 2013 Comments Off on Join Oregon Sea Grant at da Vinci Days! |

Join Oregon Sea Grant at da Vinci Days this Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, on Oregon State University’s lower campus in Corvallis, Oregon. Discover interesting biofacts about the diverse life forms found on our beaches; meet some of our undergraduate Summer Scholars and hear about their projects; find out how invasive species impact our aquatic […]

under: environment, events, free-choice learning, higher education, internships, invasive species, marine education, marine science, ocean literacy, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University, outreach and engagement, people, research, science education, Sea Grant Scholars, summer activities

How to feed a giant Pacific octopus

Posted by: | July 11, 2013 Comments Off on How to feed a giant Pacific octopus |

Ever wonder how to feed an octopus? Well, now you can find out–by watching How to Feed a Giant Pacific Octopus, a video produced by Oregon Sea Grant for NOAA’s Ocean Today kiosk. The three-minute video features a very hungry Reuben the Octopus, along with Bill Hanshumaker, Oregon Sea Grant’s marine public education specialist at Oregon State University’s Hatfield […]

under: crab, ecology, environment, HMSC Visitor Center, kids, marine animals, marine education, marine science, NOAA, ocean literacy, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University, people, science education, water quality & conservation

Summer issue of Confluence magazine now online

Posted by: | July 10, 2013 Comments Off on Summer issue of Confluence magazine now online |

The summer 2013 issue of Oregon Sea Grant’s magazine, Confluence, is now online at http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/confluence Articles in this issue, which focuses on aquaculture in Oregon, include “The Whiskey Creek Shellfish Acid Tests,” “Priced out of our own seafood,” and “The traveling ornamental defender.”

under: aquaculture, Confluence, ecology, economics, engineering, environment, Extension, fisheries, marine animals, marine education, marine science, ocean acidification, ocean literacy, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University, ornamental fish, outreach and engagement, people, publications, research, science education, seafood, seafood safety, shellfish, sustainability

Millions of dead krill found on Oregon beaches

Posted by: | July 3, 2013 Comments Off on Millions of dead krill found on Oregon beaches |

Bill Peterson, an oceanographer with the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Newport, Ore., says millions of dead North Pacific krill have washed ashore recently between Newport and Eureka, Calif. He says it’s the largest die-off he can recall in recent history. North Pacific krill primarily live on the eastern side of the Pacific, between […]

under: ecology, environment, fisheries, marine animals, news, Oregon Sea Grant, people, salmon, seafood, shellfish

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