2021

A dover sole swims along the sand ocean floor. It has a flat body and both eyes sit on short stalks on one side of its body.
Using bottom trawl survey data from NOAA Fisheries, researchers assessed changes over 40 years in northern California Current continental shelf groundfish assemblage composition, species' presence, and relationships to environmental variables.
Adult coho salmon swiming upriver
Study examines whether Oregon coastal coho salmon returning to three tributaries of the Smith River watershed (in the central Oregon Coast Range) responded to the stream hydroregime throughout their spawning period.

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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