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Oyster die-offs – a new culprit?

Posted by: | November 18, 2014 Comments Off on Oyster die-offs – a new culprit? |

For years, research into West Coast oyster hatchery die-offs has pointed the finger at Vibrio tubiashii. Now Oregon State University researchers believe a different, but related, bacterium – V. coralliilyticus – may be the real culprit. The findings were published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, by researchers from OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the U.S. […]

under: aquaculture, research, shellfish, water quality

New app will help coastal Oregon prepare for tsunami

Posted by: | November 17, 2014 Comments Off on New app will help coastal Oregon prepare for tsunami |

Tsunami preparedness will soon be coming to a smartphone near you. A team of researchers at Oregon State University is developing an app for coastal residents to plan – and test – evacuation routes to use during an earthquake and tsunami. Participants will use the app to conduct actual evacuation drills and compare their response […]

under: beach safety, coastal hazards, earthquake, mobile applications, technology, tsunami

OSG Scholars Day draws students from all backgrounds

Posted by: | November 14, 2014 Comments Off on OSG Scholars Day draws students from all backgrounds |

CORVALLIS—A little training, a little fellowship and a chance to show off what they’ve learned: That’s what a gathering of graduate and undergraduate university students got Thursday when they gathered at Oregon State University for the second Oregon Sea Grant Scholars Day. “This is really an opportunity for students we support to come and tell […]

under: fellowships, higher education, internships, ocean law and policy, Oregon Sea Grant, Sea Grant Scholars

Waldport High students help NOAA track ocean currents

Posted by: | November 13, 2014 Comments Off on Waldport High students help NOAA track ocean currents |

WALDPORT – Students at Waldport High School are excited about today’s successful launch of their unmanned sailboat, Phyxius, near the Equator by OSU’s R/V Oceanus, as part of a long-term national  project to better understand ocean currents and transport patterns. The project, organized by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, is part […]

under: kids, marine education, NOAA, ocean literacy, oceanography, STEM education

Estuary flooding may be more extreme than previously thought

Posted by: | November 13, 2014 Comments Off on Estuary flooding may be more extreme than previously thought |

New research suggests that intense storms could increase the impact of flooding in coastal estuaries. As more water is forced into the estuary, site-specific geographic features will cause more inundation in some parts of the estuary than others, contrary to the uniform rise that was previously expected. Estuaries are mixing pots between rivers and the […]

under: climate, environment, Oregon Sea Grant, research, storms

Join us for Sea Grant Scholars Day, Nov. 13

Posted by: | November 11, 2014 Comments Off on Join us for Sea Grant Scholars Day, Nov. 13 |

Join us for the 2014 Oregon Sea Grant Scholars Day Symposium on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 5 pm in the Joyce Powell Leadership Center Journey Room in the OSU Memorial Union! Several of our student fellows and other scholars will be making presentations or presenting posters about their Sea Grant-related work. […]

under: events, Oregon Sea Grant, science communication, Sea Grant Scholars, symposium

Bivalves on drugs: What goes in the water winds up in shellfish

Posted by: | November 7, 2014 Comments Off on Bivalves on drugs: What goes in the water winds up in shellfish |

What happens to an oyster on antidepressants? What about on caffeine? Or, what if you combine these contradictory drugs and then consume the oyster? As odd as it sounds, this scenario is playing out along the Oregon coast where oysters and other bivalves—a staple food source for both humans and animals— are assimilating low levels […]

under: aquaculture, ecology, environment, seafood, shellfish

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