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Archive for October, 2014

Sea star wasting expands, new recommendations emerge

Posted by: | October 31, 2014 Comments Off on Sea star wasting expands, new recommendations emerge |

  Sea stars continue to waste and die along the US West Coast, and while researchers aren’t yet certain what’s causing the outbreak to spread, they’re beginning to suspect a combination of increased water temperatures that weaken the animals and leave them vulnerable to infection from opportunistic bacteria and parasites. Dubbed Sea Star Wasting Syndrome […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Contest enlists students, teachers to stop invasives

Posted by: | October 28, 2014 Comments Off on Contest enlists students, teachers to stop invasives |

Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Invasive Species Council are enlisting high school students and teachers across Oregon in a multimedia art contest, “Don’t Let It Loose,” urging classrooms to avoid releasing school pets and lab animals into the wild. Winning student artists and their teachers will receive prizes of up to $400 in each […]

under: invasive species, k-12 teachers, STEM education

Students debate wave energy at coastal conference

Posted by: | October 27, 2014 Comments Off on Students debate wave energy at coastal conference |

FLORENCE – Oregon State University Fisheries and Wildlife students exchanged arguments about whether wave energy should be supported in Oregon at last weekend’s State of the Coast conference – and  every statement had to to be backed by a scientific source. “We are trying to emphasize critical thinking skills,” said professor Scott Heppell,  who taught […]

under: conferences, Oregon Sea Grant, wave energy

State of the Coast Draws 200 Coastal Stakeholders

Posted by: | October 27, 2014 Comments Off on State of the Coast Draws 200 Coastal Stakeholders |

FLORENCE – Roughly 200 people from around Oregon came together on Saturday at Oregon Sea Grant’s State of the Coast conference to discuss ocean change and adaption. The conference, at the Florence Events Center, began with a welcome from Oregon Sea Grant’s director, Shelby Walker, and 9th District State Representative, Caddy McKeown. The keynote speaker […]

under: conferences, Oregon Sea Grant

State of the Coast conference coming Oct. 25

Posted by: | October 1, 2014 Comments Off on State of the Coast conference coming Oct. 25 |

Students in the marine sciences and related fields have until Oct. 10 to submit posters for the 2014 State of the Coast conference, taking place Oct. 25 at the Florence Events Center in Florence, on the southern Oregon coast. State of the Coast – formerly known as the Heceta Head Coastal Conference – invites everyone […]

under: conferences, Oregon Sea Grant

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