Katelyn M. Cassidy

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Oregon State University


Hatfield Marine Science Center

2111 SE Marine Science Drive

Newport, OR 97365

(541) 867-4076


Research Interests 

My work is focused on examining aspects of life history and population dynamics for the ghost shrimp, Neotrypaea californiensis, in Washington and Oregon estuaries. I am currently developing and verifying a method for age determination for the shrimp using the extractable age pigment lipofuscin as a biomarker. This information will be used to develop age based models for growth and provide insight into population dynamics patterns where length based models have proven inaccurate.


M.S. Fishery Science (in progress) - Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

B.S. Biology (2002)  - College of Charleston, Charleston SC

B.S. Marine Biology (2002) - College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Personal interests

Surfing, cooking, hiking/backpacking, camping, traveling, kayaking, reggae music, yoga, my pets (Frost and Kitten), collecting PEZ, watching movies, and doing science (just to name a few)


Surf sites

Newport surf report Magic Seaweed

National Data Buoy Center

Oregon Surf Check

Web cams

Agate Beach

Otter Rock


Cooking Sites

Cooks Illustrated