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Traces Of Pain Medications Found In Oregon's Oysters

OPB | May 2, 2016 3:46 p.m. | Portland

A new study led by Portland State University finds that oysters in Coos and Netarts bays contain a cocktail of potentially harmful chemicals. 

Pacific Ocean | Environment

West Coast Scientists Urge Rapid Action Against Ocean Acidification

KUOW | April 5, 2016 2:30 p.m.

A panel of ocean scientists from Washington, Oregon and California said Monday that local action on the West Coast — one of the regions of the world hardest hit by ocean acidification — could soften the blow of this rapidly worsening global problem.

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People Keep Dying At Cape Kiwanda, Despite Warning Signs

Statesman Journal | March 6, 2016 11:30 a.m. | Pacific City, Oregon

In response to the most recent incidents — two fatal accidents in February — state and county officials are taking part in a town hall meeting March 17 in Pacific City to discuss how to prevent future incidents.

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Oregon Scientists Eavesdrop On Ocean's Deepest Deep, Surprised How Noisy It Is

Northwest News Network | March 2, 2016 4:59 p.m.

Have you ever wondered about life in the deepest depths of the ocean? Oregon-based oceanographers did, so they dropped a microphone seven miles down.

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Puget Sound Orca Calf Missing, Presumed Dead

AP | Feb. 28, 2016 10:17 a.m. | Friday Harbor, Washington

The Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island says the calf — a member of the whale group known as J-Pod and designated J-55 — was first documented on Jan. 18, but it wasn't seen when other close family members were seen the next day.

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Warm Waters Linked To Sea Star Wasting

KCTS9/EarthFix | Feb. 16, 2016 4:45 p.m. | Seattle

Scientists have suspected that warmer waters played a role in the mass die-offs of West Coast starfish. Now they have evidence that it does.

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Earthquake Early Warning System Coming To West Coast

Northwest News Network | Feb. 2, 2016 3:56 p.m.

Federal agencies and university scientists are making progress on the deployment of an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast.

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Poor Start To Whale Watching Season

OPB | Dec. 28, 2015 11:55 a.m. | Portland

Winter storms and rain have reduced visibility at the coast this season — meaning the whale watching hasn’t been so good.

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Coast Guard Rescues Man Near Cape Lookout State Park

OPB | Dec. 27, 2015 8:11 a.m.

The 18-year-old man was swimming in a tide pool with two friends when a wave swept him away from the shore.

Pacific Ocean | Environment

Whale Of A Good Time Begins Sunday In Coastal Waters

The Register-Guard | Dec. 26, 2015 11:41 a.m.

While much of the state of Oregon seems to be underwater with rain this month, there are some mammals who probably haven’t noticed.