Selling whale meat in the United States is illegal, but someone forgot to tell that to trendy California restaurant The Hump. OSU Marine Mammal Institute associate director Scott Baker played a primary role in the investigation of the restaurant when he conducted a genetic analysis of meat sold at The Hump and positively identified it as Sei whale, an endangered species.
"Warrington and Koenig arrived safe in Corvallis late February, after completing a rally across Africa to raise money for three different charities: The Rain Forest Foundation UK, Ape Action Africa and Send a Cow."
Scientists are still researching what keeps lionfish in check back home in their native range even as they’re going gangbusters in the Atlantic and Caribbean, mostly untouched by the local sharks, moray eels and grouper. “If they do try a lionfish, they quickly spit it out, probably because of the venomous spines,” said Mark Hixon, an Oregon State University marine ecologist who has conducted feeding trials in tanks.
When an Oregon State University team won a world championship, the road went through Washougal. OSU had a bumpy path to the title, and that’s not just a figure of speech. That road included the Washougal motocross park.
Nobel laureate Jody Williams sat on the stage, wearing a T-shirt, jeans and black cowboy boots with teal stitching. She dangled one leg over the edge, swinging her foot as she spoke to an audience that packed the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The best Oregon State University researcher Chris Goldfinger can give you is probabilities. His new finding — presented in Portland — is that the risk from a huge offshore quake varies depending on how far north or south you live.
Randal O’Toole was invited to help organize Earth Day as a high school senior in Portland, Ore. It was a defining moment. Instead of becoming an architect, O’Toole decided that he wanted to be a forester. In forestry school at Oregon State University , O’Toole took an economics class and went on to get his graduate degree in economics.
Corrine Gerig retires from OSU in order to take a three-year mission trip to Indonesia starting in May. Corrine Gerig is retiring from the OSU Office of Community and Diversity after working here for ten years. She is soon leaving with her husband to travel to Indonesia for a Christian mission trip. Their previous experience in travel and missions has prepares them for aiding the people of Indonesia in whatever form they may need.