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Marine Science through Collaborative Partnerships

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) through its Marine Resources Program (MRP) based at HMSC, conducts monitoring, sampling, research and management in support of both commercial and recreational marine fisheries.

Find links to HMSC news, events, weather, Octocam and more at Marine Science Central


OSU News Release

Study provides new look at ancient coastline, pathway for early Americans

Aug 26, 2014
The Northwest coast looked vastly different 14,000 years ago from what scientists previously thought, and the exposed land mass may have allowed the First Americans to enter the region.… Read full story.

OSU researchers tagging whales off southern California

Aug 25, 2014
OSU researchers are tagging blue and fin whales off southern California as a follow-up to their landmark 15-year analysis on blue whale distribution published last month.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Science study: Sunlight, not microbes, key to CO2 in Arctic

Aug 21, 2014
A new study published in Science concludes that sunlight, not bacteria, is the key to converting organic carbon stored in Arctic tundra into carbon dioxide.… Read full story.
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OSU research helps Chinese crested terns make comeback

Aug 18, 2014
Researchers established a new breeding colony for one of the world’s most endangered seabirds – the Chinese crested tern – which had a global population of fewer than 50 birds.… Read full story.
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First tagging study of Antarctic minke whales shows unique feeding

Aug 18, 2014
Scientists for the first time have used tags to track the behavior of Antarctic minke whales and discovered that they feed in ways unique from other species.… Read full story.

HMSC Seminars and Events


Jay Barlow, NOAA SW Fisheries Science Center - Protected Resources Division

NOAA's visual and acoustic cetacean surveys along the US west coast:  How hard can it be to count a whale? 


David Honegger, OSU College of Engineering

Rip currents, tidal jets, and wild frontal features: Some Recent Observations with X-band Marine Radar

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Francis Chan, Dept. of Integrative Biology, OSU

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2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365
Phone: 541-867-0100
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