2021

Oceanfront homes with boulders piled along the front to protect them from erosion.
This study found that neighbors play an influential role in private oceanfront landowners’ decisions to protect their shorelines from erosion and rising sea levels, which could lead to excessive armoring of the coastline.
Aerial view of Cape Falcon on the Oregon coast
This paper provides a model for understanding the attitudes and beliefs that foster public support for or opposition to marine protections.

2020

Research holds handfuls of pyrosomes that have appeared lately on Pacific Northwest coast
This study examines the unprecedented numbers of pyrosomes in the Northern California Current during 2016-18.
A whale flips its tail amid a red cloud of poop.
Study finds fecal samples are an effective, non-invasive tool for monitoring gray whale reproduction, stress and other physiological responses.
Close up of person holding live Dungeness crab
A genotyping by-sequencing approach was used to examine genomic variation in an early life stage of the Dungeness crab. Dungeness crab are the most valuable single-species commercial fishery in the California Current Ecosystem.
Grassy stream banks on the Slamon River Estuary, Oregon
Researchers study Oregon estuaries to assess controls on tidal saline wetland carbon burial and sediment accretion.

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