This chapter reports on findings from studies of family talk at touch tank exhibits containing marine vertebrate and invertebrate animals located on the West coast of the U.S. and at a diorama-based exhibit of marine animals on the East coast of Brazil.
A gray whale forages off the Oregon coast.
By collecting and assessing microparticle loads in zooplankton prey and fecal samples of gray whales, researchers estimate their consumption rate of microparticles.
Fishermen bring catch in nets aboard a boat
This workshop report summarizes commercial fishing industry input on feasible and practical improvements to gear marking in the sablefish pot gear off the West Coast to improve NOAA’s ability to identify the source fishery of large whale entanglements.
A teenager sits at a desk outside with a computer.
This article reports how the Journey for Aspiring Students Pursuing Ecological Research program uniquely integrates research with STEM education.
Crab pots are stacked on a boat.
Researchers' findings use fine-scale species distribution models to assess space-use conflicts in dynamic marine ecosystems and can be used to guide fisheries management to reduce entanglement risk in Oregon.


This is a compilation of monthly newsletters created in 2022 by the Oregon Coast STEM Hub for educators, industry partners and students on the Oregon Coast.