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Archive for September, 2014

Floating transponders track tsunami debris path

Posted by: | September 29, 2014 Comments Off on Floating transponders track tsunami debris path |

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Northwest anglers venturing out into the Pacific Ocean in pursuit of salmon and other fish this fall may scoop up something unusual into their nets – instruments known as transponders, released from Japan to track the movement of marine debris in ocean currents. About the size of a 2-liter soda bottle, the […]

under: marine debris, Oregon Sea Grant, research

Oregon citizens become coastal scientists

Posted by: | September 22, 2014 Comments Off on Oregon citizens become coastal scientists |

You don’t need a degree to be scientist. For more than 30 years, the number of citizen scientists has been steadily increasing along the Oregon Coast as part of an effort to engage people of all ages in scientific activities. These diligent volunteers work on projects stretching from one-time learning events like a school sampling […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Pet owners, veterinary care professionals sought for national study

Posted by: | September 17, 2014 Comments Off on Pet owners, veterinary care professionals sought for national study |

Scientists have long been aware of the potential environment impacts from using and disposing of the array of products we use to keep ourselves healthy, clean and smelling nice. Now a new concern is emerging – improper disposal of pet care products and pills. Dog shampoos, heartworm medicine, flea and tick sprays, and a plethora […]

under: ecology, environment, Oregon Sea Grant, outreach and engagement, research, social science, water quality

Demystifying modeling

Posted by: | September 15, 2014 Comments Off on Demystifying modeling |

Want to predict the population of a particular whale species 50 years into the future? There’s a model for that. Want to know exactly how much water is moving around one spot of the ocean at any given time? There’s a model for that too. Modeling has a long history in science, and advancements in […]

under: fisheries, marine science, Oregon Sea Grant, research

COASTALearning Symposium Oct. 9-10

Posted by: | September 5, 2014 Comments Off on COASTALearning Symposium Oct. 9-10 |

NEWPORT – Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub are partnering with the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Lincoln County School District to run the annual COASTALearning Symposium in Newport on October 9 and 10. This professional development event is expected to reach 350 teachers and administrators on the Oregon Coast and focuses on […]

under: courses, classes and workshops, marine education, ocean literacy, STEM education, symposium

Confluence: Oregon communities respond to climate change

Posted by: | September 3, 2014 Comments Off on Confluence: Oregon communities respond to climate change |

Climate change: Some people feel overwhelmed by it, others argue about it. Oregon Sea Grant researchers, Extension specialists and communicators, meanwhile are working to better understand what a changing climate is already doing to the ocean and coast – and helping coastal communities better prepare themselves for higher and more damaging waves, stronger storms, rising […]

under: climate, coastal hazards, Confluence, crab, engineering, environment, fellowships, fisheries, HMSC Visitor Center, marine policy, marine science, ocean literacy, outreach and engagement, publications, research, scholarships, science communication, social science

New Video: Responding to the Risks of . . . Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris

Posted by: | September 2, 2014 Comments Off on New Video: Responding to the Risks of . . . Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris |

Marine debris – trash, refuse, stuff lost at sea — can often seem like a problem that’s difficult to make headway against. New short videos produced by Oregon Sea Grant can change that impression. Responding to the Risks of Marine Debris: Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris, documents the aftermath of the devastating 2011 tsunami that washed […]

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