Ocean Health

Follow the links below to visit exhibits and watch videos about marine ecology.


EPA Newport Coastal Environmental Research

Scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency laboratory in Newport, Oregon, conduct research to assess the effects of stressors like pollution and climate change on coastal ecosystems, and how that affects public health, the economy and people’s well-being.


A pile of plastic bottles and trash with words, "PNW Consortium on plastics" on top.

PNW Consortium on Plastics

Marine litter comes in all shapes and sizes. But it may be the smallest particles, invisible to the naked eye, that threaten aquatic life and humans the most. The Pacific Northwest Consortium on Plastics is dedicated to conducting reliable, science-based research to uncover the risks associated with micro and nanoplastic particles to aquatic life. This research is critical to informing risk management decisions regarding the protection of our environment and essential fisheries and aquaculture commodities.