New research shows some of the orca populations that visit the Salish Sea are booming while the orcas who spend most of their time there are suffering. It comes down to what the different orcas eat.
Economy | News | Pacific Ocean | localDaily Astorian | April 29, 2017 3:26 p.m. | Astoria, Oregon
The 154-foot Sentinel-class cutters replace the 1980s-era 110-foot Island-class patrol boats, which are nearing the end of service life.
Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean | Food | NW Life | localOPB | April 15, 2017 5:13 p.m. | Seaview, Washington
Thousands of people hauled their shovels and buckets to the shore for the first weekend of open razor clam season on the Washington coast.
Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News | History | Pacific Ocean | Water | localOPB | March 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Bay Center, Washington
Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.
The West Coast is on track for a meager and potentially disastrous salmon season, with severe cutbacks proposed for fisheries from the central Oregon coast down into northern California.
OSU scientists have developed a way to predict spikes in domoic acid off the West Coast. The toxin can accumulate in some seafood and be harmful to humans if consumed.
Economy | Environment | News | Politics | Animals | Pacific Ocean | Family | NW Life | localOPB | Dec. 27, 2016 midnight | Portland
Oregon’s Marine Mammal Institute is trying to introduce a new vehicle license plate — featuring whales.