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WSU research reaches to marine science center display

By Tim Marsh, WSU News retiree

NEWPORT, Ore. – Tropical yellow tang, among the most popular aquarium fish, on display in the visitor center of the Hatfield Marine Science Center are part of a research project about aquarium fish survival conducted in part by researchers at Washington State University Vancouver. » More …

April 12: WSU expert to speak about stormwater pollution

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

innovators-salmon-webSEATTLE – Washington State University aquatic ecotoxicologist Jenifer McIntyre will share her research on the lethal impacts of stormwater for fish as well as solutions that are within reach. » More …

Genetic mechanism found for fish adaptations to pollution

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Kelley-J-2013-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University biologist has found the genetic mechanism that lets a fish live in toxic, acidic water. The discovery opens new insights into the functioning of other “extremophiles” and how they adapt to their challenging environments. » More …

Saving fish, amphibians, reptiles from pandemic

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

turtlePULLMAN, Wash. – Jesse Brunner did a double take as he surveyed a pond in southern Arizona’s San Rafael Valley. It was home to endangered tiger salamanders and, over the course of one week, every salamander Brunner could find was sick or dying. » More …

International team sequences rainbow trout genome

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

thorgaard-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Using fish bred at Washington State University, an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile salmonid whose relatively recent genetic history opens a window into how vertebrates evolve. » More …

Creating cleaner water source vital to aquatic life, people

biretention project in Puyallup Washington
WSU Puyallup researchers inspect the sprinkler system used to simulate rain events on the asphalt test plot. (l-r) Curtis Hinman, low-impact development extension specialist; Jen McIntyre, postdoctoral researcher, stormwater program; and Richard Bembenek, agriculture research technician, low-impact development. Photo by Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension Puyallup. 

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Jen McIntyre, WSU Extension Puyallup

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PUYALLUP, Wash. – Finding a solution to toxic highway runoff is crucial to the environment. Research scientists at … » More …

U of I researcher to deliver Halver lecture

PULLMAN – Ronald W. Hardy, director of the University of Idaho’s Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station and director of the UI’s Aquaculture Research Institute, will deliver the third annual John E. Halver Endowed Lecture at 2:10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in room T-101 of Washington State University’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Building.Hardy will speak on “Fish Nutrition Research: Differences and Similarities with Livestock Nutrition and What the Future Holds.”Hardy, who is also a professor of animal and veterinary sciences, has evaluated such potential feed ingredients as soy products; grain protein concentrates; and other plant-derived products, such as full-fat linseed and pea protein, as alternative … » More …

Fish nutrition in the genes

Biochemistry professor Robert P. Wilson, from Mississippi State University, will deliver the Second Annual Halver Lecture at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Johnson C105. An internationally recognized expert on fish nutrition, Wilson will discuss the development of nutritional fish genomics. Wilson is best known as the director of one of the two labs in the country that have defined the nutrient requirements of the catfish. He has won numerous awards for his service to the aquaculture industry. He has authored more than 240 publications. The Halver Lecture is a gift from Dr. and Mrs. John E. Halver, 2003 recipients of the WSU Alumni Achievement … » More …