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“The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea."
“The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea."

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A Whale of a Beach Find
A Whale of a Beach Find
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Want to hear what it is like to necropsy and study the largest animal on earth- a blue whale? 
A Whale of a Beach Find
A Whale of a Beach Find
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A Whale of a Beach Find
One of the very best things about my career as a marine biologist is that I never know what to expect.  Sure, I spend about 40 or 50 hours a week staring at a computer screen, but there are times when I walk into the office one morning and get invited to do...
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A Whale of a Beach Find
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Striped Beakfish - Pacific hitchhikers
You may all remember when a striped beakfish washed ashore in the hull of a Japanese boat in Oregon in April of 2013.  This little guy was the sole survivor of a group of five that washed up (what a trooper!) and was taken to his new home at the Seaside Aqu...
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A most excellent summary of sea star wasting disease!
Hi all!  I know it has been a while since I have posted any new content (more coming soon, I promise!) However, right now I want to leave you with this wonderful drawing.  Sometimes as scientists, we tend to make things more complex than we need to.  A draw...
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Have scientists identified what is killing sea stars on the North American west coast?
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Mystery of Sea Star Wasting Disease Solved?
After what has been a very active year trying to understand sea star wasting disease , scientists at Cornell University and Western Washington University have identified what appears to be the culprit for sea star wasting- a virus in the same family that co...
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Velella Update!
Howdy folks, If any of you are sad that you might have missed the By-the-Wind Sailors on your local beaches, never fear!  I am still getting lots of reports of these guys floating around in piles on the sea, as well as washing up on beaches in Washington an...
Velella Update!
Velella Update!
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Surfrider/American Surfrider Beach Cleanup
Members and volunteers from the Oregon Surfrider Foundation and the American Cetacean Society gathered at Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon on Saturday for a summer beach cleanup! Volunteers enjoyed coffee and donuts, as well as a fortuitous dose of great weathe...
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A marine invertebrate is baffling fishermen and beachgoers on Oregon and Washington shores
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