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Oregon Sea Grant serves the state, region and nation through integrated research, education and public engagement on ocean and coastal issues.

We apply the best available science to timely and important marine issues, and engage with coastal stakeholders to help them reach informed decisions. We support scientific excellence and innovation, foster new generations of marine scientists and encourage ocean science literacy among people of all ages.

Based at Oregon State University, we're part of the national network of NOAA Sea Grant College Programs, dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship, long-term economic development and responsible use of America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources.

Breaking Waves news blog

Environmental Drivers May be Adding to Loss of Sea Stars

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Jul 24, 2014

NEWPORT – The rapid loss of sea stars along the US west coast may be caused in part by environmental changes, and not solely by a specific pathogen as many had previously thought. This new hypothesis emerged from a recent symposium on sea star wasting syndrome (SSWS) hosted at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science [...] Read full story.

Master Naturalist blogs about coast, nature and the environment

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Jul 22, 2014

Jane Wilson is a licensed K-8 teacher, an outdoor enthusiast, and a graduate of Oregon State University’s Oregon Master Naturalist certification program who blogs her thoughts and photographs – about coastal Oregon and the North Coast in particular. In the introduction to her blog, Wilson writes: “My commitment to learning how to better observe, interpret, [...] Read full story.

Shop at the Dock takes mystery out of seafood buying

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Jul 9, 2014

NEWPORT – With summer at its peak, so is the craving for fresh, local seafood – but first-time buyers sometimes have questions about purchasing directly from local fishermen. Enter Oregon Sea Grant’s Fishery Extension Agent, Ruby Moon, who will provide four free, guided “Shop at the Dock” seafood-buying tours this month from the commercial fishing [...] Read full story.

Teacher workshops on coastal STEM education

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Jun 19, 2014

Oregon Sea Grant and the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) invite classroom teachers to the Oregon Coast for two in-depth, hands-on workshops exploring the practice of science in a diversity of coastal habitats, designed to equip them with “best practices” in coastal and marine STEM education. Topics for the workshops, which are sponsored by [...] Read full story.

Now accepting applications for the Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship

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Jun 13, 2014

The Malouf Scholarship is awarded to support a graduate student who combines societally relevant research with education or public engagement. The student can be enrolled at any College or University in Oregon while working towards a degree in any field compatible with Oregon Sea Grant’s mandate and areas of interest. There are no restrictions on [...] Read full story.

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