Fish & Wildlife | News | Pacific Ocean | Environment

Biggest Chinook Salmon Haul Going to Sea Lions, Seals & Killer Whales

West Coast seal and sea lion populations have recovered over the past 40 years. All those extra predators may be eating more chinook salmon than people are catching, according to a new study.

Pacific Ocean | local | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | Sustainability | Food

Fishermen, Researchers Try To Outsmart Bait-Robbing Seabirds To Save Them

When commercial fishermen spool out long lines in pursuit of sablefish (known as black cod to consumers) seabirds looking for an easy meal dive to steal the bait. It can be fatal.

local | Pacific Ocean | Environment

Coastal Researchers, Fishermen Concerned About More Frequent Low Oxygen Zones

Scientists in Oregon and Washington are noticing a disruptive ocean phenomenon is becoming more frequent and extreme.

Forestry | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Land | Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife

Oregon Considering Added Protections For Reclusive Coastal Seabird

The marbled murrelet has been at the center of a conservation fight on the Oregon coast for decades.

Communities | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Climate change | Fish & Wildlife

Tsunami Debris Continues Delivering Invasive Species To The West Coast

New research shows nearly 300 species have traveled on debris rafts across the Pacific Ocean.

News | Pacific Ocean | local | Environment | Climate change | Fish & Wildlife | Water

Warm Waters Off West Coast Have Lingering Effects For Salmon

The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm temperatures on salmon and steelhead.

Pacific Ocean | Environment | Science | Flora and Fauna | Food | Water

If You're Eating Shellfish, You're Eating Plastic

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh fish in the ocean. But how many of those plastics are ending up in our seafood, and where are they coming from?

Nation | News | Pacific Ocean

Oregon's Wyden, Merkley Vow To Block Trump Pick For 9th Circuit, Ryan Bounds

Oregon's two Democratic U.S. Senators on Thursday informed the White House they won't approve President Donald Trump's nomination of federal prosecutor Ryan Bounds to sit on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Climate change | Science | News | Pacific Ocean | local

Sharks Sighted On Oregon Coast (Calm Down, It’s Normal)

Cannon Beach Police advised beachgoers this week of shark dorsal fin sightings in the Cannon Beach area, but such sightings are not uncommon this time of year.

News | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Science | Animals | Water

Strange Sea Creatures Near Alaska Baffle Scientists

Scientists are trying to figure out why strange sea creatures that resemble large pink thimbles are showing up on the coast of southeast Alaska.


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