Offspring from fat fish on deep reefs help keep shallower populations afloat

Su Sponaugle and her collaborators studied bicolor damselfish populations across three reef depths off the Florida coast.

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Oregon State researchers discover ancient wingless wasp species encased in prehistoric amber

In a scene that could've been cut from a Jurassic Park script, researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a previously unknown insect — a bizarre wingless wasp — encased in 100-million-year old amber.

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First European green crab in Washington’s Salish Sea

Sylvia Yamada was on hand Aug. 30 when the first live European green crab ever caught in Washington's Salish Sea was found in a baited trap. Green crabs are an invasive species. They are voracious predators and ecological engineers.

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Ex-NOAA boss on how politics resembles shark diving

Jane Lubchenco has been called the "bionic woman of good science." She recently chatted with Greenwire about ocean-themed jewelry, climate change and more.

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Beetles pollinated orchids millions of year ago, fossil evidence shows

George Poinar has identified beetles fossilized in amber with orchid pollen in their mouthparts.

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OSU adaptation of free biology textbook may annually save students $100K

Lindsay Biga and Devon Quick are helping to adapt a free online human anatomy and physiology textbook, which may save students $100,000 annually in textbook costs.

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Scared out of its skin, ancient insect escaped sticky doom

"The ability to quickly get out of its skin, along with being smart enough to see a problem coming, saved its life," said amber fossil expert George Poinar, Jr.

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Art meets Science on the Pacific

Sarah Henkel will set sail on the Pacific Ocean not just with her research team, but with an artist, recent fine arts graduate Abigail Losli (BFA, '16).

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Five science students nab top NSF awards

Congratulations to Shannon Hennessey, Jack Koch, Zach Randell and Michael Brawner on receiving National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In 2016 NSF received nearly 17,000 applications and offered 2,000 awards.

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Nate Kirk named Honors College Professor of the Year

Congratulations to Nate Kirk on being named Honors College Professor of the Year! Nate teaches BI 211H, 212H and 213H Principles of Biology. He also teaches a non-Honors section of BI 21x, as well as some summer courses at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

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