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Groups sought to monitor marine debris on Oregon coast

Posted by: | October 31, 2013 Comments Off on Groups sought to monitor marine debris on Oregon coast |

The Oregon Marine Debris Team is seeking volunteer groups to participate in a community grants program which will support monitoring for marine debris. Up to 10 local groups (either existing organizations or teams that unite for this effort) will be awarded $500 to assist them in regularly monitoring and submitting reports on marine debris that washes up at selected […]

under: beach safety, coastal hazards, grants, marine debris, tsunami

Tsunami debris curriculum teaches about marine invaders

Posted by: | October 31, 2013 Comments Off on Tsunami debris curriculum teaches about marine invaders |

A new curriculum from Oregon Sea Grant uses lessons from the 2011 Japanese tsunami – and subsequent arrival of large docks and other artifacts of the disaster on US shores – to teach about science, engineering – and the risks posed by foreign species hitching a ride on floating debris. Developed by Sea Grant’s Watershed […]

under: invasive species, k-12 teachers, marine education, ocean literacy, tsunami

NOAA: Commercial fishing catch, value up from last year

Posted by: | October 30, 2013 Comments Off on NOAA: Commercial fishing catch, value up from last year |

U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.6 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2012, valued at $5.1 billion, according to Fisheries of the United States 2012, an annual report released by NOAA today. The value and pounds of fish and shellfish caught remain higher than the average for the previous ten years of 9.2 billion pounds […]

under: aquaculture, fisheries, NOAA, seafood

Jane Lubchenco reflects on her term as NOAA chief

Posted by: | October 28, 2013 Comments Off on Jane Lubchenco reflects on her term as NOAA chief |

NEWPORT – Oregon State University scientist Jane Lubchenco will look back on her four years at the helm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for this Thursday’s edition of the weekly Hatfield Marine Science Center Seminar, starting at 3:30 pm in the HMSC Visitor Center auditorium. Dr. Lubchenco will draw on her term […]

under: lectures, NOAA, people

HMSC Visitor Center gets creative to boost donations

Posted by: | October 21, 2013 Comments Off on HMSC Visitor Center gets creative to boost donations |

NEWPORT – Oregon Sea Grant’s Visitor Center at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center is popular, but over time, donations – the only admission we ask people to pay – have been on the decline. When staff and volunteers realized the problem – that few people carry cash these days – they decided to install a […]

under: HMSC Visitor Center, Oregon Sea Grant

OSG communicator off to ScienceOnline Oceans

Posted by: | October 8, 2013 Comments Off on OSG communicator off to ScienceOnline Oceans |

Pat Kight, who handles Oregon Sea Grant’s Web and social media presence, is among some 200 science communicators and scientists who will be taking part in Science Online Oceans Oct. 11-13 in Miami, FL, for intensive “unworkshops” exploring the use of online technology and social media to communicate with and engage the public on issues […]

under: science communication, Social media, Twitter

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