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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: Talk on Northwest marine mammal conservation

Deborah-DuffieldPULLMAN, Wash. – The effects of ocean changes on Northwest marine mammals will be discussed by Deborah Duffield, professor of biology at Portland State University, in a free, public talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Abelson 201 at Washington State University. » More …

WSU researcher part of $8M marine ecosystems grant

BonheyoSEQUIM, Wash. – Washington State University is part of an $8 million effort to accelerate development of experimental model systems in marine microbial ecology. » More …

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Creating a model for community- based resource management

 

‘It’s a wonderful thing to get paid to do research underwater,” said Brian Tissot, associate professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at WSU Vancouver. As a marine biologist, Tissot spent many years diving in tropical waters surveying fish and invertebrates — experiences which, surprisingly, led him into the complex world of social science and community problem solving.

 

Coral reef controversy

 

It began in the mid 1990s when a long-simmering crisis in Hawaii’s Kona coast coral reef industry finally … » More …

Preserving Island County

Situated inside the historic Admiralty Head Lighthouse on Whidbey Island is the WSU Island County Extension office. Although small in comparison to other extensions, the center prides itself on its engaging programs that encourage environmental preservation among county residents.“We place a huge investment in the place we live, and that investment pays off in that we preserve the county for future generations,” said Don Meehan, extension director, Island County Extension.While Meehan is the only resident faculty member at the center, there are approximately 700 volunteers participating in the center’s many programs.For example, the Beach Watchers program exchanges 100 hours of expert training from top instructors … » More …