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July 30, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Oregon Zoo Polar Bears Help Climate Change Researchers

Two polar bears at the Oregon Zoo are helping researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey study how climate change is affecting wild polar bears in the arctic.

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Filed under: Environment, Climate change, Fish & Wildlife


June 07, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

How To Make Bony, Invasive Shad Fish Taste Delicious

American shad fish are an invasive species that spawn by the millions in the Columbia River. They're fairly small and really bony, but with the right preparation, they make for a cheap, tasty feast.

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Filed under: Environment, Fish & Wildlife, Foodie Friday


May 13, 2013

Army Corps Won't Kill Gulls To Help Salmon-Eating Terns

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided that it is not going to continue killing gulls that have been preying on baby Caspian terns at a nesting colony at the mouth of the Columbia River.

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Filed under: Environment, Fish & Wildlife, Caspian terns


April 23, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Urban Beekeepers Aim To Change Household Pesticide Use

New Seasons Market placed two colonies of honeybees on the rooftop of its Happy Valley store yesterday as part of a new campaign to discourage people from using pesticides at home.

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Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Environment, Bee colony collapse


April 12, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Northern Rockies Wolf Population Declined 7 Percent in 2012

A new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows the gray wolf population in the Northern Rocky Mountain region dropped by 7 percent last year even as Oregon and Washington's wolf populations nearly doubled.

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Filed under: Environment, Fish & Wildlife, Wolves


March 27, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

State Says Reportedly Drowned Sea Lion Is Alive And Well

Activists protesting Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's sea lion branding program reported that one sea lion drowned after being branded with the number 349. Photos taken today show the animal alive and well, according to ODFW.

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Filed under: Environment, Fish & Wildlife, Sea lions


March 26, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Astoria Sea Lion Branding Sparks Outcry From Activists

Activists with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society say a branding operation in Astoria on Sunday caused one sea lion to die this morning. But the Oregon Department of Fish And Wildlife says it has no evidence supporting the group's claim.

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Filed under: Environment, Fish & Wildlife, Sea lions


March 21, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

What Are Columbia River Sea Lions Doing In Chicago?

Spared from a death sentence, some Columbia River sea lions caught eating protected fish at Bonneville Dam are now living in captivity. I visited the two that are on display at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

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Filed under: Environment, Fish & Wildlife, Sea lions


Feb. 22, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: How Aquariums Get Their Critters

Go for a dive with the people who collect critters for the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

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Filed under: Environment, Fish & Wildlife


Jan. 17, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Hazing Invasive Birds On The Interstate Bridge

Drivers and neighbors may hear the blasting sounds of two propane air cannons on the Interstate Bridge connecting Portland and Vancouver over the next two months. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Invasive species, Starlings



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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