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Archive for April, 2014

Ongoing study finds more albacore with traces of Fukushima radiation

Posted by: | April 30, 2014 Comments Off on Ongoing study finds more albacore with traces of Fukushima radiation |

Albacore tuna caught off the Oregon shore after the Fukushima Daiichi power station in Japan was destroyed in a 2011 earthquake had slightly elevated levels of radioactivity but the increase has been minute, according to a newly published study. In fact, you would have to consume more than 700,000 pounds of the fish with the […]

under: environment, fisheries, news, research, seafood safety

Oregon Sea Grant Communications wins three Communicator Awards

Posted by: | April 30, 2014 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant Communications wins three Communicator Awards |

Oregon Sea Grant is pleased and proud to announce that its Communications team has won three 2014 Communicator Awards: 1. Award of Excellence for Dump Station PSA, in the Online Video-Public Service Category 2. Award of Distinction for Climate Field Notes: Insights from a NOAA Sea Grant Network Project, in the Publication-Special Edition category 3. Award […]

under: awards, climate, ecology, environment, marine education, marine safety, marine science, news, Oregon Sea Grant, outreach and engagement, public communication, publications, research, science communication, videos, water quality & conservation
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Researcher: Changes in processing, handling could cut commercial fishing injuries

Posted by: | April 16, 2014 Comments Off on Researcher: Changes in processing, handling could cut commercial fishing injuries |

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels operating off the coast of Alaska, new research from Oregon State University shows. Many of those injuries and others aboard the two types of vessels could be prevented with the […]

under: fisheries, fishermen, marine safety, research

HMSC hosts Marine Science Day April 12

Posted by: | April 2, 2014 Comments Off on HMSC hosts Marine Science Day April 12 |

NEWPORT – OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center throws open its doors on Saturday, April 12 for Marine Science Day, a behind-the-scenes peek at the center’s marine research labs, education programs and family activities. The free, public event runs from 10 am to 4 pm, and includes meet-the-scientist tours of many of the Oregon State University, […]

under: events, HMSC Visitor Center, marine education, marine science, Oregon Sea Grant, research, science communication, science education

Sea Grant “Stone Soup” lesson plan featured in national science ed newsletter

Posted by: | April 1, 2014 Comments Off on Sea Grant “Stone Soup” lesson plan featured in national science ed newsletter |

A new Sea Grant lesson plan that employs lessons from a popular comic strip to teach middle-school and elementary students about the perils of releasing classroom pets into the wild is featured in the spring newsletter of FOSS, a nationally prominent program of research-based science learning for elementary and middle-school classrooms based at the Lawrence […]

under: invasive species

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