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OIMB team has exciting time at sea!

A team of OIMB scientists is currently on an oceanographic expedition in the Atlantic Ocean.  Working in collaboration with Duke University and North Carolina State University, the scientists from U.O. are exploring cold seeps in the western Atlantic Ocean from July 8 – 18.  During the first half of the cruise they successfully tested newly developed sampling […]

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New Finds!

The Invertebrate Zoology course this term (taught by Richard Emlet and Maya Watts) found some very interesting organisms that have only rarely, if ever, been seen in Oregon before! Bay Nature wrote this article about the Hopkins’ rose nudibranch (Okenia rosacea), a California native, which the class found at Sunset Bay.              […]

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OIMB Undergraduate Research Featured in Fall Edition of CAScade

Click on the image below to link to the full article.   FEATURES | CAScade: University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences cascade.uoregon.edu

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OIMB Research at Lough Hyne, Ireland

OIMB Research at Lough Hyne, Ireland

Cynthia Trowbridge, 6 American students, and her British and Irish colleagues are in their final week of collaborative research at Europe’s first marine reserve at Lough Hyne, Co. Cork, Ireland. The group participated in the annual Heritage Week “touch tank” event as well as many other cultural or historical events. Follow the group’s activities through […]

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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 […]

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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

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Backbone connected to the neck bone

Backbone connected to the neck bone

Recently, two whale skeletons were reconstructed and assembled for display in the new Charleston Marine Life Center.  A team of student and teacher volunteers led by Lee Post (a.k.a. the BoneMan) spent all of October rebuilding a killer whale and gray whale skeleton on the OIMB campus. A special thanks to our volunteers, Nancy Treneman, […]

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Charleston Marine Life Center

Currently under construction and with a planned opening in 2013, the Charleston Marine Life Center will be an exciting new public museum and aquarium on the campus of OIMB and at the edge of the harbor in Charleston, OR.

For more information view the: Marine Life Center Brochure

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Adopt a Bone

Adopt a Bone to Help the Marine Life Center! The twin focal points of the Marine Mammal Gallery will be complete re-articulated skeletons of an Orca (Killer Whale) and a California Gray Whale. The specimens, already clean and in hand, will be assembled in place once their gallery has been completed. You have the opportunity to adopt bones or skeletons for a tax deductable contribution. Your name and your bone will be identified on a commemorative plaque displayed permanently in the museum. Bones are priced for every budget and donors of $500 or more will receive a realistic resin cast of one of our killer whale’s teeth. Adopt today!

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