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|Articles - April 2014|
|Thursday, March 27, 2014|
BY LINDA BAKER
Clupea pallasii, the Pacific herring, is prized in many countries for its eggs; during the March spawning season, fishermen in British Columbia and Alaska process hundreds of thousands of tons of the fish — before they have a chance to reproduce. This “sac roe” fishery is one reason herring are dwindling in numbers; a century of industrial development is another. Now an archealogical study demonstrates the historical “superabundance” of clupea pallasii along the Pacific coast, indicating that an understanding of coastal ecology may help revitalize today’s herring runs. Covering the past 2,500 years at 171 sites in Southeast Alaska, British Columbia and Washington, the review of 500,000 fish bones “shows herring in places where they are not today,” says Madonna Moss, a professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon, one of several institutions participating in the study. The data also demonstrates the historical use of herring as a food fish, suggesting a new context for boosting the dwindling numbers. “Herring are at the foundation of the ecosystem,” says Moss, adding that herring — the fish as well as the roe — remain an important nutrient source for indigenous populations in Canada. “We want to see a commercial fishery,” she says, “but the fish are overexploited.”
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BY APRIL STREETER
How the private sector can ride the next transit revolution.
Friday, March 06, 2015
BY JEFF DELKIN | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
As a local business owner, I believe it’s important to build our economy on a platform of conservation values.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
At Oregon State University, a 21st century version of the bad dream — nuclear terrorism — is alive and well. This winter, the Department of Nuclear Physics and Radiation Health Physics created a new interdisciplinary graduate emphasis in nuclear forensics, a Sherlock Holmes-sounding program that aims to identify how and where confiscated nuclear and radiological materials were created.
Monday, March 02, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
Portland-based healthcare provider ZoomCare said it plans to “remake American healthcare” by expanding its on-demand urgent care model to emergency, surgery, dental and primary care, among others.
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN | OB CONTRIBUTOR
Don’t just sit there. For a healthy workplace, move up and down — and all around.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
Friday, February 27, 2015
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