By Rick Cooper
The latest issue of Confluence, a newsletter about Oregon Sea Grant’s research, outreach and educational programs, is now online. Inside this eight-page issue, you’ll find the following stories:
Interns aim to help Oregon companies reduce waste, save money. An internship program is providing companies in Oregon with ideas for how they can help the environment and their bottom line.
- PSU researchers find suspected microplastics in Oregon oysters. Researchers at Portland State University have found what they think are tiny plastic fibers in about 120 Pacific oysters from the Oregon coast.
- Tours show consumers how to buy seafood from fishermen and markets. Oregon fishermen and seafood sellers are reaching new clients, thanks to free, guided tours of docks and markets that demystify the process of buying seafood.
- Tourism expert helps outdoor recreation companies on Oregon coast. Miles Phillips helps coastal tourism businesses be successful, particularly those involved with outdoor recreation.
- 6 Oregon salt marshes have stayed ahead of rising sea, study says. A handful of salt marshes in Oregon have been gaining height at a rate that has outpaced the rising sea – a finding that bodes well for their ability to survive and store carbon amid a changing climate.
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