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Steve Theberge with recovered crab pots   Cleaning up, saving cash

To Oregon crabbers, an ambitious Sea Grant-industry effort to find and retrieve gear lost off the Oregon coast isn’t just a question of helping to clean up an increasingly cluttered sea floor. It also makes good economic sense.
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No matter where you're from, you've come here because you hope to learn something about the ocean, the Oregon coast or the work of Oregon Sea Grant. Maybe you're looking for a marine research grant; maybe you want to know more about threatened salmon or invasive species; maybe you're just curious about the sea.

You've come to the right place.

Oregon Sea Grant, founded in 1968 and based at Oregon State University, supports research, education and public outreach to help people understand, responsibly use, and conserve ocean and coastal resources.

We're part of a national network of Sea Grant College Programs, organized under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in collaboration with major universities and in partnership with hundreds of public and private marine enterprises.

What does that mean to you?

Look around. And let us know how we're doing. We welcome your comments and questions.

Hot off the presses: Invasive species guide

As part of a year-long effort to engage Oregonians in the battle against invasive species, OSG has published a new, illustrated identification guide to aquatic invaders.

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Survey asks Oregonians about invasives

Most Oregonians know something about invasive species, but they may not be sure what to do about it, a new survey from Oregon Sea Grant suggests.

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Oregon Sea Grant gets a new director

Stephen Brandt, head of NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, will become director of Oregon Sea Grant in January, 2009, succeeding the recently retired Robert Malouf.

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