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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

Winds drive jellyfish-like creatures onto Oregon beaches

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Apr 14, 2015

Striking blue sea creatures, Velella velella, have washed up by the thousands on Oregon beaches including at Seaside, Manzanita, Astoria and Rockaway Beach in recent days, tourism officials report. The small jellyfish-like animals normally live out at sea, floating on its surface. But every spring, thousands get blown by strong westerly winds onto the sands […]

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Call for abstracts: Ocean acidification, hypoxia and decision-making

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Mar 27, 2015

The Coastal and Estuarine Research Foundation (CERF) invites abstracts for presentations as part of an oral session at CERF 2015 this November, highlighting opportunities for linking scientists and natural resource managers to promote effective, science-based decision making on ocean acidification and hypoxia. Convened by the Ocean Science Trust, the Institute for Natural Resources and Oregon […]

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Salmon Mashup: Rare Celilo Falls Film & Radio Chronicle

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Mar 20, 2015

Twenty-five years ago, in 1990, salmon populations from a variety of locations in the Pacific Northwest were being considered for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act. “Listing” of salmon was going to have serious implications for the region, and Joe Cone, then the science reporter for Oregon Sea Grant, developed a series of 14 […]

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Japanese fish found off Oregon; 2011 tsunami link possible

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Feb 25, 2015

NEWPORT – Oregon scientists, including specialists from Oregon Sea Grant, are examining an unusual fish hauled out of the ocean near Port Orford in a crab pot last week for possible connections to the 2011 Japanese tsunami. The fish, an Oplegnathus fasciatus (sometimes called a barred knifejaw or striped beakfish) is in quarantine at OSU’s […]

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Pet care product survey deadline nears

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Feb 24, 2015

Pet owners, veterinarians and other pet-care professionals have until March 16 to take part in a national survey of how people dispose of unused pet care products such as medications, flea collars, shampoos and other grooming products. Oregon Sea Grant is conducting the study as part of a broader look at how all kinds of […]

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