October 24, 2017
The fall/winter 2017 issue of Confluence, a newsletter about Oregon Sea Grant’s research, outreach and educational programs, is now available for download. Inside this eight-page issue, you’ll find the following stories:
- UO study moves seafood industry closer to farming gooseneck barnacles. Funded by Oregon Sea Grant, researchers found that juvenile gooseneck barnacles in a lab grew at rates comparable to those of their counterparts in the wild.
- Oregon Sea Grant tells boaters where to go when they have to go. Jenny East informs boaters of the approximately 80 locations in Oregon where they can find floating restrooms, pump out their holding tanks or flush away the contents of their portable toilets.
- Study: No need to alter Dungeness crab management based on genetic data. Dungeness crabs along the west coast are highly connected genetically, and as a result, there’s no need to change harvesting regulations to account for distinct subpopulations, according to a new study.
- Crabbers offer ideas on how to reduce injuries at sea. West coast crabbers and faculty with Oregon State University and Sea Grant programs in Oregon and Washington have been exploring ways to reduce injuries at sea.
- Women’s roles in Oregon fishing industry are changing, study says. Women have always played an important role in Oregon’s commercial fishing industry, even if they don’t actually fish or work on boats, but those roles are changing, according to a study funded by Oregon Sea Grant.
- Summer interns grow professionally and personally. Ten current or recent undergraduates now have a better understanding of various marine science careers and their own aspirations, thanks to internships organized and supported by Oregon Sea Grant.
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