2022

Passengers aboard a chartered vessel catch a glimpse of a whale breaching off the Oregon coast.
To understand the physiological impacts of vessel traffic on baleen whales, researchers investigated the adrenal stress response of gray whales to variable vessel traffic levels through an assessment of fecal glucocorticoid metabolite concentrations.
On a rocky shore, a large bull Steller sea lion sits in the foreground with its face upward. Around it sit smaller female sea lions.
Black rubber bands were the most common neck-entangling material, followed by plastic packing bands.

2021

Students explore shore crabs.
Seven groups of teachers and marine scientists talk about the lesson plans they created as participants in the Oregon Marine Scientist and Educator Alliance. Oregon Sea Grant organized this online capstone event, which took place Aug. 26, 2021.
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.
razor clams
Study deployed passive water samplers and collected riverine and estuarine bivalves from Oregon Coast watersheds to examine forestry-​specific pesticide contamination.
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.

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