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Newport, OR Laboratory at a Glance

The Office of Research and Development is a world-class research organization, and the research conducted by scientists in Newport has far-reaching significance, including support for decision-making at local, regional, and national levels. The Newport, OR facility is the only EPA laboratory conducting estuary (areas where fresh water from rivers and streams mix with salty ocean water) and ocean ecology research on the U.S. Pacific coast. One example of research is the investigation on the effects of rising ocean temperatures on seagrass, which is important habitat for shellfish on the Oregon coast.

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