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Archive for July, 2014

Environmental Drivers May be Adding to Loss of Sea Stars

Posted by: | July 24, 2014 Comments Off on Environmental Drivers May be Adding to Loss of Sea Stars |

NEWPORT – The rapid loss of sea stars along the US west coast may be caused in part by environmental changes, and not solely by a specific pathogen as many had previously thought. This new hypothesis emerged from a recent symposium on sea star wasting syndrome (SSWS) hosted at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science […]

under: climate, conferences, ecology, environment, marine animals, Oregon State University, research

Master Naturalist blogs about coast, nature and the environment

Posted by: | July 22, 2014 Comments Off on Master Naturalist blogs about coast, nature and the environment |

Jane Wilson is a licensed K-8 teacher, an outdoor enthusiast, and a graduate of Oregon State University’s Oregon Master Naturalist certification program who blogs her thoughts and photographs – about coastal Oregon and the North Coast in particular. In the introduction to her blog, Wilson writes: “My commitment to learning how to better observe, interpret, […]

under: courses, classes and workshops, ecology, environment, Extension, marine education, Northwest history, Oregon Sea Grant, water quality & conservation, watersheds

Shop at the Dock takes mystery out of seafood buying

Posted by: | July 9, 2014 Comments Off on Shop at the Dock takes mystery out of seafood buying |

NEWPORT – With summer at its peak, so is the craving for fresh, local seafood – but first-time buyers sometimes have questions about purchasing directly from local fishermen. Enter Oregon Sea Grant’s Fishery Extension Agent, Ruby Moon, who will provide four free, guided “Shop at the Dock” seafood-buying tours this month from the commercial fishing […]

under: crab, Extension, fisheries, fishermen, seafood, summer activities, waterfronts

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