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Ecologist Francis Chan to lead $4.2M project studying stressors facing Dungeness crab, other marine life under climate change

The researchers will focus on two key species: Dungeness crab, which plays a significant economic and cultural role in Indigenous and other coastal communities and is considered the most valuable single-species fishery in Oregon; and krill, which are tiny crustaceans that play a critical role in the ocean’s food web and serve as a bellwether for ocean health.

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Proactive responses are most effective for fighting marine disease, Oregon State research shows

The best time to deal with diseases in marine species is before an outbreak occurs, a study by Oregon State University shows.

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Marine Science

OSU research discovers probiotic combination drastically improves oyster larvae survival

Oyster larvae survival rates were significantly boosted by treating them with specific combinations of probiotics, Oregon State University researchers found in a recent study.

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Graduate students and alumni snag top NSF fellowships

Two College of Science first-year Ph.D. students have been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) in 2022. They are among five Oregon State University students to receive the award this year. 

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Oregon Sea Grant awards $1.15 million to OSU researchers for marine-related projects

  Two College of Science faculty members are among five scientists at Oregon State to receive $1.15M from Oregon Sea Grant, a marine research, public engagement and education program at Oregon State University.  

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United States’ ocean conservation efforts have major gaps, Oregon State University analysis shows

More than 98% of U.S. waters outside the central Pacific Ocean are not part of a marine protected area, and the ones that are tend toward “lightly” or “minimally” protected from damaging human activity, research from the Department of Integrative Biology shows.

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Conserving coral reefs: Marine biologist receives coral society’s highest honor

Congratulations to Virginia Weis, University Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology, for receiving the Eminence in Research Award from the International Coral Reef Society.

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Marine Science

Coastal ecosystem being destabilized by climate change, Oregon State research shows

A new study from the Department of Integrative Biology shows that climate change has eroded the resilience of intertidal communities.

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Gas-passing plankton illuminate another piece of the carbon cycle puzzle

A new study shows that the ocean’s most abundant life form, a type of bacteria, consumes acetone and other climate-active gases.