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Seafloor survey done for potential offshore renewable energy projects

Sarah Henkel's team conducted surveys on ocean floor sediment, which will help inform offshore energy projects.

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OSU researcher part of $14 million NSF program for improved genomic tools

Coral researcher Virginia Weis is one of eight researchers selected for a new $14 NSF program aimed at helping scientists better understand the relationship between gene function and the physical and functional characteristics of organisms.

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West Coast waters on acid trip; fishing industry in peril

Francis Chan's research shows significant acidification in waters right along the ocean shore. Offshore acidification had been studied before, but with the new study, "we literally took that picture and we moved it all the way to the surf zone," he said.

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Marine reserves can serve as buffer to effects of climate change, study suggests

"Marine reserves cannot halt or completely offset the growing impacts of climate change," Jane Lubchenco said. "But they can make marine ecosystems more resilient to changes and, in some cases, help slow down the rate of climate change."

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Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West Coast

"The threat of ocean acidification is global and though it sometimes seems far away, it is happening here right now on the West Coast of the United States and those waters are already hitting our beaches," said Francis Chan.

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