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Summer 2013 | Volume 2 Issue 1


Thriving in the Throes of Change

Baskets of oyster shells on Netarts BayThe Whiskey Creek Shellfish Acid Tests:

Ocean acidification and its effects on Pacific oyster larvae

The sun chips away at the marine layer on this swiftly warming May morning in the bay. On the estuary's muddy banks, clammers in knee-high rubber boots dig in the dark sludge, while throughout the bay other aquatic farmers dredge for their prize: oysters ... Read more ...

Sidebar: The return of Vibrio tubiashii



Oysters on the halfshell at Local OceanPriced out of our own seafood

Chris Langdon runs the Newport Aquaculture Laboratory at the Hatfield Marine Science Center - a cluster of rooms and greenhouses jam-packed with tanks full of algae and bivalves - especially oysters, which Langdon has been breeding, and studying, for the past 17 years. Aquaculture, he says, will be essential to help feed a growing world in a changing climate.  Read more ...


The Traveling Ornamental Defender Tim MIller-Morgan at work on the Amazon

On the dark muddy waters of the Rio Negro, the Amazon River's largest tributaroy, aquatic veterinarian Tim Miller-Morgan finds his temporary home and transportation for the fortnight ahead - a two-story riverboat that looks like it came straight out of the epic film Fitzcarraldo...  Read more ...

Sidebar: Saving beauty: researching the koi herpes virus


Confluence Connections


Oxbow Fish Hatchery, Cascade LocksAquaculture in Oregon: a look back and a look ahead 

Aquaculture is a kind of water-based farming in which aquatic animals and plants are cultivated in natural or artificial freshwater, saltwater, or brackish environments. The practice dates back at least 4,000 years, but much is changing ... Read more ...


Prize winning seafood bisqueHeat, serve, and enjoy!

A new line of seafood soups and sauces developed by a Coos Bay entrepreneur with help from Oregon Sea Grant draws raves from the US specialty food industry ... Read more ...


Oysters and the running manGlico candy sign

What do farmed oysters, running and Japanese candy have in common?  Oregon Sea Grant's Dave Landkamer knows ...  Read more ...




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Ocean acidification

Dr. Richard Feely of NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Lab explains how increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is making the oceans more acidic, and what that could mean for ocean life. (View the entire series of three videos here.)

Fish and shellfish health

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