2021

A close up view of a crumpled plastic bottle on the beach is the foreground. It is surrounded by tiny pieces of plastic. In the background is the coastal headlands near Beverly Beach in Oregon.
Researchers designed and installed an ocean plastics exhibit at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, then evaluated visitor engagement and the exhibit's effects on their reported single-use plastic and plastic-related environmental stewardship goals.
Honor Booth, a Summer Scholar, looks at a sample under a microscope on the beach. In the background are sea stacks.
This paper provides a summary of a few innovative initiatives being undertaken in academic and research to broaden participation and overcome systemic barriers to participation in geosciences.
Mesh panel covered in mature dulse
This study demonstrates how pressurized fluid injection of clonal plantlets onto a mesh surfce and the growth of the shoot tissue.
A laptop comuter is open with the word "webinars" in the screen.
A mixed-methods approach evaluates how NOAA's West Watch can move to a two-way communication tool, facilitating bilateral information exchange between research presenters and their audience.
Oregon dunes with grasses in foreground
This paper reports on genetic evidence that two invasive, dune-building beachgrasses in the Pacific Northwest have hybridized and that the hybrid has been found in Oregon and Washington.
A gray whale breaches near Port Orford.
Researchers assessed energy values of common nearshore zooplankton in Oregon's gray whale feeding grounds, and compared it to the energetic value of amphipod species fed on by Eastern North Pacific gray whales in the Arctic.

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