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Pat Kight is the web and digital media specialist for Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University.

Barnacles for dinner? Could be!

Posted by: | August 4, 2016 Comments Off on Barnacles for dinner? Could be! |

In Spain, a plate of gooseneck barnacles will set you back more than the cost of a lobster dinner. Known as percebes, goosenecks “set the palate in ecstasy,” a Barcelona chef recently told a reporter. Nevertheless, Julia Bingham winced a little last spring when asked if she had ever tried the tube-shaped delicacies while she […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant, research, seafood

OSG’s Sam Chan off to Washington, D.C.

Posted by: | July 12, 2016 Comments Off on OSG’s Sam Chan off to Washington, D.C. |

Sam Chan, Oregon Sea Grant’s Extension watersheds and aquatic invasive species specialist, is headed to Washington, D.C. for a one-year assignment as National Extension Program Lead with the NOAA Sea Grant office. He starts there July 18, but is driving from Oregon to the East Coast with stops to visit several Great Lakes Sea Grant […]

under: Extension, invasive species, National Sea Grant Program, Oregon Sea Grant, people

“Shop at the Dock” in 2016 for fresh seafood, fisheries education

Posted by: | July 11, 2016 Comments Off on “Shop at the Dock” in 2016 for fresh seafood, fisheries education |

July 11, 2016 NEWPORT – What started as an experiment to help bring new customers to fishermen who sold seafood off their vessels has quickly become a favorite summer activity for a growing number of locals and visitors in Newport. Sponsored and run by Oregon Sea Grant in partnership with the Port of Newport, “Shop […]

under: events, Extension, fisheries, fishermen, seafood, summer activities

New curriculum explores microplastics in the sea

Posted by: | June 28, 2016 Comments Off on New curriculum explores microplastics in the sea |

A new middle school science curriculum from Oregon Sea Grant guides teachers and their 6th- through 8th-grade students through the growing threat to our oceans posed by microplastics – tiny particles of plastic which wind up in the sea. Microplastics – particles less than five millimeters in size that deteriorate from larger plastic pieces, as […]

under: ecology, environment

OSG specialist to serve up Pacific albacore in Washington, D.C.

Posted by: | June 6, 2016 Comments Off on OSG specialist to serve up Pacific albacore in Washington, D.C. |

NEWPORT – Kaety Jacobson, Oregon Sea Grant fisheries specialist, is packing her bags – and then some – for a trip to the nation’s capital to take part in the 41st annual NOAA Fish Fry. Thanks to a donation from the Oregon Albacore Commission, Jacobson will travel with 250 lbs of fresh-frozen albacore tuna loin […]

under: events, Extension, fisheries, National Sea Grant Program, NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant, seafood

Summer hours start at HMSC Visitor Center

Posted by: | May 24, 2016 Comments Off on Summer hours start at HMSC Visitor Center |

NEWPORT – Summer hours start Tuesday, May 31 at our Visitor Center at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. From then until Labor Day, the Visitor Center will be open from 10 am to 5 pm seven days a week, with new exhibits, trained interpreters, animal feedings and programs designed to engage people of all ages […]

under: HMSC Visitor Center, marine education, Oregon Sea Grant

Science Pub takes on coral reef decline

Posted by: | May 5, 2016 Comments Off on Science Pub takes on coral reef decline |

CORVALLIS – Research on the worldwide decline in coral reefs will take center stage at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, May 9. Rebecca Vega-Thurber investigates the microbial ecology of reefs in the Red Sea, the Caribbean and the Pacific and will describe what she has learned about how microbes influence reef health. “Coral species […]

under: climate, marine science, research, Science Pub

MATE ROV competition in North Bend this weekend

Posted by: | April 28, 2016 Comments Off on MATE ROV competition in North Bend this weekend |

NORTH BEND – Forty-three teams of elementary, middle school, high school and college students from across Oregon descend on the North Bend Community Pool and North Bend High Schoolthis Saturday, April 30, to try out their hand-built underwater robots in the Oregon regional section of the annual Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Operated Vehicle […]

under: engineering, events, k-12 teachers, kids, marine education, STEM education

Get rid of unused drugs the safe way this Saturday

Posted by: | April 27, 2016 Comments Off on Get rid of unused drugs the safe way this Saturday |

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day across the US, when law enforcement teams up with community groups to help consumers safely dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs. While the campaign was originally launched more than six years ago to address public health and safety due to prescription drug abuse, theft and accidental poisonings, it’s  […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

STEM Week Oregon celebrates, encourages STEM learning

Posted by: | April 26, 2016 Comments Off on STEM Week Oregon celebrates, encourages STEM learning |

May 1-8 is  STEM Week Oregon, a state-wide movement to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Oregon Sea Grant’s marine education team and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub say that STEM learning is crucial to students, academic and professional success. Engaging students, families, and community members in […]

under: HMSC Visitor Center, k-12 teachers, kids, marine education, STEM education

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