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Size matters, and so do temperature and habitat, to scavengers and the carcasses they eat

Erin Abernethy, PhD student in Integrative Biology, is part of a team that analyzed photos to measure scavenger efficiency, species composition, size, habitat type and season. "It's kind of like spying on wildlife," she said.

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Unusual ocean phenomena happening along Oregon coast

Francis Chan has found pH values so low just off the Oregon coast that it's not only difficult for shellfish to build a shell, but it actually dissolves the shell.

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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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