By Mark Floyd, OSU News & CommunicationsPublished: Aug 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM PDTLast Updated: Aug 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM PDT
Scientists for the first time have used tags to track the behavior of Antarctic minke whales and discovered that this smallest of the lunge-feeding whales utilizes the sea ice more than expected and feeds in ways unique from other species.
By Kelsey Dudley and News StaffPublished: Aug 26, 2014 at 8:27 PM PDTLast Updated: Aug 26, 2014 at 8:27 PM PDT
A lawsuit filed against the 7th Day Adventist Church alleges church officials knowingly let a convicted child molester work with Lane County children in the 1970's.
The lawsuit alleges the church let Les Bovee lead in both the Junction City and Veneta branches’ youth program “Pathfinder Club”, even though the man was convicted and sentenced for sexually abusing young boys a few years earlier.
The 7th Day Adventist church has not yet responded to phone calls for comment on the lawsuit.
Two recent Oregon Supreme Court decisions are expanding animal rights. In one case, Judges ruled that animals could be considered victims. That could make for longer sentences for those who neglect or abuse their pets.
New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, seems to indicate that lionfish are not just a predator, but more like the “terminator” of movie fame.
A collaborative project between researchers in Oregon and Asia last year helped establish a new breeding colony for one of the world’s most endangered seabirds – the Chinese crested tern – which then had a global population estimated at fewer than 50 birds.