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Snapping Shrimp 'Dinner Bell' May Tell Gray Whales When to Eat (National Geographic. Feb 14, 2018) )

Towing the Line: The Pacific Ocean west of Newport is among the most well studied seas on the planet; it still has secrets to tell (OSU Terra. Feb. 2, 2018)


Anomalous ocean conditions in 2015 may bode poorly for juvenile Chinook salmon survival (Oregon State University Today. March 14, 2017)

Bizarre, Glowing Sea Creatures Bloom in the Pacific (National Geographic. June 13, 2017)

Millions of glowing tropical sea creatures have started to appear in the Pacific Northwest (Buisness Insider. June 28,2017)

Mysterious Sea Pickles Invading West Coast in Bizarre Bloom (Newsweek. June 22, 2017)

Ocean still reeling from several rough years (Daily Astorian. July 28, 2017)

Scientists survey Pacific Northwest salmon each year. For the first time, some nets are coming up empty. (The Seattle Times. October 9, 2017)

Pyrosomes: Mysterious, Pickle-Shaped Visitors Of The Deep (OPB Oregon Field Guide. Nov. 8, 2017)

Underwater Fire: Studying the Submarine Volcanoes of Tonga (Schmidt Ocean Institute. November 2017)


Listen to the eerie noises emitted from the ocean's darkest depths (The Washington Post. March 5, 2016)

Life on the Newport Hydrographic Line (KATU news. July 2016)

Marine Acousticians in Glacier Bay, Alaska (YouTube video. September 2016)

Study of whale poop provides vital data to OSU researchers (KGW news. Oct 2016)

New Technologies -- and a Dash of Whale Poop -- Help Scientists Monitor Whale Health (Physical Oceanography.Oct 2016)

Baleen Whale Call from Mariana Trench, Experts Say It Sounds Like 'Star Wars' (Nature World News. Dec. 15, 2016)

New Whale Call, Dubbed 'Western Pacific Biotwang' Discovered in Mariana Trench (Christian Science Monitor.Dec. 15, 2016)

New Whale Song Discovered in the South Pacific by Oregon Researchers (Oregon Public Broadcasting.Dec. 16, 2016)

We Finally Know Why Freaky Sounds Come from the Deepest Stretch of Ocean (Gizmodo.Dec 16, 2016)

Undersea Volcano Off Oregon Coast Could Hold Key to Forecasting Eruptions (The Oregonian. Dec. 16, 2016)


Did She Blow? NW Submarine Volcano Likely Just Erupted (The Seattle Times. April 29, 2015)


Study Finds Wild Steelhead Fare Better in Marine Environment (The Dalles Chronicle. April 5, 2014)

Antarctic's Siren Call: The Sound of Icebergs (NOAA Research Hot Item. March 24, 2014)


'Noisy' Icebergs Could Mask Whale Calls (Scientific American. December 4, 2013)

New Island Pops Up After Volcano Eruption (ABC News. November 21, 2013)

Researchers Recording A Noisy Pacific Ocean (OPB. August 29, 2013)

16 Things BuzzFeed Doesn’t Know About The Ocean (Discover. August 23, 2013)

Ocean sound: The Oregon Coast rules when it comes to ambient noise (Physical Oceanography. August 21, 2013)

OSU Researchers Record Sound Of Iceberg Scraping The Seafloor (KLCC Public Radio. July 16, 2013)

Researchers Record Iceberg Breaking Loud as an Earthquake (Voice of America. July 16, 2013)

Watch and Listen to the Surprisingly Noisy Death of an Iceberg (National Geographic Daily News. July 15, 2013)

Drifting Iceberg Spins Out Ocean Tunes (Discovery News. July 12, 2013)

Study: Melting icebergs as loud as 100s of supertankers (KVAL. July 11, 2013)

Underwater Sounds of Shattering Icebergs Revealed (Live Science. July 11, 2013)

The Sounds of Science: Melting of Iceberg Creates Surprising Ocean Din (OSU NewsScience Daily | Physical oceanography. July 10/11, 2013)

Preparing to install the world’s largest underwater observatory (Univeristy of Washington School of Oceanography. April 16, 2013)

Study: Pacific Ocean Helps Predict Salmon Returns to Columbia River (KBKW. January 15, 2013)


The Bloop mystery has been solved: it was never a giant sea monster ( November 29, 2012)

Catching a submarine volcano in the act (Physics Today. August, 2012)

Undersea volcano helps forecast other eruptions (KGW. June 14, 2012)

Scientists Move Closer to Predicting Volcanic Eruptions (Voice of America. June 12, 2012)

Underwater 'ears' heard rumblings before 2011 undersea volcano eruption  NOAA Research News. June 11, 2012)

Seeberg vor der US-Küste enthüllt Geheimnisse einer Unterwasser-Eruption (Deutschlandfunk audio [German]. June 11, 2012)

Undersea volcano gave off clear signals before erupting in 2011  MSNBC | Science 360 | PHYS.ORG | Science Daily | iScience Time | UPI | Planet Save | News Track India | NPGAsia-Pacific | Correo del Orinoco [Spanish] | Mediterranean News [Italian]. June 10/11/12, 2012)

Caught On Tape! Undersea Volcano Erupts Off Northwest Coast (Northwest Public Radio | NPR. June 11, 2012)

Austrian Robotic Sailing Boat Attempts World Record (with CIMRS hydrophones in tow) ( Roboat | Discovery News. May 14/16, 2012)


NOAA selects Oregon State University to lead Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (NOAA Research News. October 20, 2011)

Using St. Helens’ lessons with ocean volcanoes (The Columbian. August 10, 2011)

Scientists first ever to predict undersea volcano eruption (King 5 News video | Columbia University | NTDTV video [Mandarin]. August 9, 2011)

Scientists find eruption at undersea volcano - after forecasting the event ( OSU News. August 9, 2011)

Listen to an Earthquake Underwater (NOAA Research News. April 25, 2011)

Team Calls Japan Quake Loudest Ocean Sound It's Ever Recorded ( Our Amazing Planet. April 20, 2011)

Hydrophones ‘hear’ rare right whales (Newport News Times. January, 28, 2011)

Hydrophones in North Atlantic document endangered right whales (OSU News. January 26, 2011)