University of Oregon

Marine Biology Major

The University of Oregon offers a rigorous undergraduate major in Marine Biology. Students receive solid training in modern biology for the first two years, then spend at least three terms in residence at OIMB.

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Graduate Studies

Ph.D. and M.S. degrees offered through the University of Oregon include specialized course work and research. Graduate students affiliated with OIMB laboratories work locally, up and down the Pacific Coast, and in deep-water habitats throughout the world.

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Visiting Scientists

OIMB is well equipped to support visiting scientists as well as visiting classes from other institutions. Housing, office and laboratory space are offered at reasonable rates, and most lab and field equipment is available to qualified visitors. OIMB is a regular field-trip stop for numerous inland universities, some of which teach month-long courses on the OIMB campus.

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Sea Stars in Trouble

Sea star wasting syndrome (SWS) has hit Oregon’s sea stars hard this past April and May (2014). Researchers and students at OIMB and ODFW have seen the number of sea stars disintegrating, displaying lesions, and discarding arms increase substantially within Coos Bay and both inter- and subtidally on our outer coast. Sea star wasting syndrome […]

OIMB on Research Cruise with Submersible Alvin

OIMB students and faculty are currently participating in deep-sea research on the Research Vessel Atlantis in the Gulf of Mexico. Using the deep submergence vehicle Alvin and the autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry, they are exploring cold methane seeps in the Gulf of Mexico at depths as great as 3500m (about two miles down). The first […]

Panama Field Course

In summer term of 2014, University of Oregon students will have a unique opportunity to study marine ecology in Panama under the direction of Professor Richard Emlet. For more information: Panama 2014 course Brochure

How to Report a Dead or Injured Marine Mammal

OIMB is part of the West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network. If you need to report a dead or injured stranded marine mammal please call the West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding hotline at 1-866-767-6114. Please give the animal space and do not attempt to push the animal back in the water, touch, or feed it. For […]