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10/12/2007--Newport, OR, USA..Photograph courtesy of Oregon State University..Oregon State University researchers  prepare a wave energy buoy for deployment off the coast of Oregon in the Pacific Ocean...After waiting out a week of stormy seas, Oregon State University researchers launched the first test run of their wave energy buoy Saturday, October 12th. The buoy is the fifth prototype Oregon State University engineering professor Annette von Jouanne's team has built, and the first tested by OSU in open seas. Previous testing has been done in labs and in Yaquina Bay, von Jouanne said...The buoy was towed to a point about 21/2 miles offshore from Newport,.and returned later in the day. ..Photograph courtesy of Oregon State University