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Whale Watch Week at the Oregon Coast

Posted by: | March 16, 2016 Comments Off on Whale Watch Week at the Oregon Coast |

NEWPORT – Spring Break is Whale Watch Week on the Oregon Coast, and our Visitor Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center is a great place to learn about the gray whale migration (and get in out of the cold). We’ll be open from 10 am to 4 pm daily with marine mammal presentations at […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Five years after Japanese tsunami, concern over invasives still exists

Posted by: | March 11, 2016 Comments Off on Five years after Japanese tsunami, concern over invasives still exists |

Five years after a massive earthquake struck Japan and triggered a tsunami that is still washing debris onto the West Coast of the United States, scientists are unsure whether any of the 200-plus non-native species that hitchhiked over on that debris have gained a foothold in Northwest waters. Four separate findings of barred knifejaws (Oplegnathus […]

under: invasive species, tsunami

Corvallis Science Pub examines consequences of Pacific warming

Posted by: | March 11, 2016 Comments Off on Corvallis Science Pub examines consequences of Pacific warming |

Laurie Weitkamp, a fisheries biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will discuss the consequences of Pacific Ocean warming at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, March 14 Weitkamp, of NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Newport, specializes in the estuarine and marine ecology of Pacific salmon and the factors that affect their survival. […]

under: climate, ecology, environment, events, fisheries, NOAA, Science Pub

Celebrating 50 years of Sea Grant across the US

Posted by: | March 7, 2016 Comments Off on Celebrating 50 years of Sea Grant across the US |

This week marks the start of Sea Grant’s 50th anniversary year, highlighting how the program has been “putting science to work for America’s coastal communities” since the 1960s. The goal is to raise awareness of Sea Grant programs across the nation and our efforts to apply research and community engagement tactics to bring about positive […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

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