Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center
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Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center 2008 - 2009 Annual Report 2030 SE Marine Science Drive Telephone 541-867-0100 Newport, Oregon 973665-5296 Fax 541-867-0138 Web Page: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu TablE OF CONTENTS Director’s Message.........................................................................1 I. RESEARCH A. Oregon State University Programs by Station and Institutes..................................... 2 US Department of Agriculture ............................................... 35 Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station........................... 2 Agriculture Research Service.. ......................................... 35 Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies.............. 3 United States Fish and Wildlife Service.................................. 37 Marine Mammal Institute....................................................... 4 Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex........... 37 Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center.......... 5 Newport Field Office........................................................ 38 Oregon Sea Grant .................................................................. 5 Oregon Departutment of Fish and Wildlife............................. 39 Research Programs by Academic Unit............................... 6 Marine Resources Program............................................... 39 College of Agricultural Sciences ........................................... 6 C. HMSC Visiting Scientists Department of Fisheries & Wildlife....................................... 6 HMSC Visiting Scientists....................................................... 41 Fisheries Population Dynamics...................................... 6 Invasive Species.............................................................. 7 II. EDUCATION Marine Fish Ecology........................................................7 Student Enrollment Statistics.................................................. 42 Marine Fisheries Ecology................................................8 Internships at HMSC............................................................... 43 Marine Fisheries Genetics...............................................9 Student Awards and Scholarships............................................ 45 MMI Cetacean Conservation and Genetic Laboratory..10 Course Descriptions................................................................. 46 MMI Pinniped Ecology Applied Research Laboratory. 11 Hatfield Student Organization (HsO)......................................48 Molluscan Aquaculture................................................. 12 Ornamental Fish Health Programs...........................................49 Seabird Ecology............................................................ 13 Aquarium Science Degree Program ...................................... 50 Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics..........14 Sea Grant Youth & Family Marine Education......................... 50 Marine Fisheries Management and Policy............................14 Marine Resource Economics & Marketing ..........................15 III. PUBLIC OUTREACH AND EXTENSION College of Forestry............................................................... 15 Visitor Center .......................................................................... 53 Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society..................... 15 Visitor Center Bookstore..........................................................53 Marine and Terrestrial Linkages............................................15 HMSC Visitor Center Volunteers.............................................54 College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.................... 16 Marine Extension ....................................................................54 Marine Geochemistry............................................................ 16 Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center........................................57 College of Science................................................................ 17 Civic Activities.........................................................................58 Department of Botany and Plant Pathology ........................ 17 SeaFest.....................................................................................58 Department of Science and Math Education........................ 18 Friends of HMSC.....................................................................59 Department of Zoology ........................................................ 18 Donor Honor Roll....................................................................60 Marine Ecology..................................................................... 18 Seminars at HMSC..................................................................62 College of Veterinary Medicine............................................ 19 B. Federal and State Agencies IV. RESEARCH AND EDUCATION SUPPORT Environmental Protection Agency...................................... 20 Guin Library.............................................................................64 Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch, HMSC Facilities...................................................................... 65 Western Ecology Division............................................. 20 Ship Operations ...................................................................... 65 Office of Research & Development - National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory................................20 V. PUBLICATIONS National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration............21 Publications.............................................................................66 National Marine Fisheries Service ..................................21 Alaska Fisheries Science Center................................... 21 Fisheries Behavioral Ecology Program.........................21 Northwest Fisheries Science Center.............................. 22 Operations, Management and Information Division.....22 Conservation Biology Division ................................... 23 Environmental Conservation Division ........................ 24 Fish Ecology Division ................................................. 27 Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring Division................................................. 31 Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Division................. 34 Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Vents Program......................................................... 34 HATFIELD MARINE SCIENCE CENTER ANNUAL REPORT 2008-2009 Director’s Message Dr. George W. Boehlert, Director The twelve month period covered in this annual report has proven to be a very active and dynamic year for the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Despite the economic downturn (and perhaps in some cases because of the downturn), many of our programs have thrived. Stimulus funds have played an important role in developing our facilities. First, state stimulus funds helped rectify deferred maintenance of HMSC’s facilities, including earthquake retrofitting of the main OSU buildings, development of a treatment facility for HMSC’s seawater effluent, paving of parking lots, and renovation of the education wing and selected laboratories. The ODFW also received state funds to design a new building to house its growing staff and programs. In June, federal stimulus funds brought us within a hair’s breadth of constructing the proposed Marine Mammal and Marine Genomics building. HMSC’s proposal to the National Institute of Standards and Technology appeared successful, but we failed at obtaining the requisite state matching funds given the state’s economic situation; we continue to note, however, that the last OSU research facility at HMSC built by the state of Oregon was the original building constructed in 1965. Had we been successful in funding this 42,000 sq ft building, it would have alleviated overcrowding, permitted growth in several OSU programs at HMSC, and would have made additional space Hatfield Marine Science Center Director George Boehlert available in the NOAA buildings. We will persevere in our efforts. The diversity of programs at the HMSC makes it a real crossroads of marine science. Within OSU, HMSC includes New research has also thrived this year. The state’s emphasis on staff from five colleges within the University and is home to renewable energy and the specific objective of developing wave five major OSU institutes or programs. The seven different energy has led to diverse research at OSU; HMSC has played state and federal agency programs provide an added dimension a role in the arena of environmental effects, with particular that is unique among marine laboratories. The highlights above attention to marine mammals in the MMI and other efforts at give only a small flavor of the accomplishments of the HMSC NOAA and ODFW. This year, OSU was awarded a 5-year grant over the past year. The contents of this annual report reflect from the US Department of Energy for the Northwest National the dedication of the leadership and scientific, educational, and Marine Renewable Energy Center. Many of the activities are support staff of the many OSU and agency programs at the centered at the HMSC, and it appears that this will represent an Hatfield Marine Science Center. area of future growth in research. Other OSU research programs at HMSC (COMES, CIMRS, MMI, and informal education) have also grown. HMSC’s partnerships with the community are highlighted this year by cooperation with the Port of Newport in its quest to bring NOAA’s Marine Operations Center for the Pacific to Newport. This effort would bring several research vessels to Yaquina Bay, and is taking place at the same time as the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences works to propose a replacement for the research vessel Wecoma. These activities, along with HMSC’s growing programs, point out the high economic value of marine science in the Yaquina Bay region. Our educational partnerships have resulted in growth of college, K-12, and public education programs. The continued support of our many donors benefits all our programs. 1 HATFIELD MARINE SCIENCE CENTER ANNUAL REPORT 2008-2009 Director of the Astoria Lab until the hire is complete. The I. RESEaRCH Marine Mammal Endowed program has completed its transition in becoming an Institute (MMI). While this unit now answers directly to the Dean in the College of Agriculture, COMES will A. Oregon State University continue to coordinate with MMI including administration of joint faculty (Scott Baker and Markus Horning). David Sampson is on a two year leave of absence working at the Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy. Kathleen O’Malley has joined COMES Programs by Stations and Institutes as the Principal Investigator for the