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Scientists Track Longest Mammal Migration Ever Recorded

OPB | April 15, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland

A western gray whale has completed a nearly 14,000-mile journey from Sakhalin Island, Russia to Baja California, Mexico.

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Jellyfish-Like Creatures Pile Up On Oregon Coast

AP | April 13, 2015 7:24 a.m.

Thousands of jellyfish-like creatures have been piling up on Rockaway Beach in what appears to be a massive die-off.

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Dead Baby Humpback Whale Washes Up Near Westport, Wash.

AP | April 13, 2015 7:22 a.m.

The whale was found about a mile north of West Haven State Park on Saturday.

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Suspected Tsunami Debris Boat Towed To Oregon Port

AP | April 10, 2015 10:39 a.m.

A 30-foot section of a fiberglass boat believed to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami has been towed to an Oregon port and is headed for the dump once scientists make sure it poses no threat of spreading invasive species.

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Boat Chunk Off Oregon Coast Thought To Be Tsunami Debris

AP | April 10, 2015 7:23 a.m.

An Oregon parks official says a roughly 25-foot-long chunk of fiberglass boat spotted drifting off the central Oregon coast is believed to be more debris from the deadly 2011 Japanese tsunami.

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Japanese Reactor Radiation Detected Off B.C. Coast

AP | April 8, 2015 7:45 a.m.

Radiation from the leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor has been detected on the shores of Vancouver Island, four years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed 16,000 people.

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Managers Likely To Cancel West Coast Sardine Fishery

OPB | April 6, 2015 5:30 p.m.

Population counts indicate there aren't enough fish to open the West Coast sardine fishery this year.

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Q&A: Bill Would Let State Tsunami Experts Overrule Local Decisions

OPB | April 6, 2015 1:34 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries officially has the power to regulate construction in a tsunami zone. But in practice, developers and cities only have to consult with the state - they don't have to actually take any advice.

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Hungry Sea Lions Pile Into The Columbia River

OPB | March 26, 2015 5:15 p.m.

As starving sea lions wash ashore in California, biologists are counting a record number of California sea lions in the Columbia River. Coincidence? Probably not.

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Environmental Prize Winner Sees More Americans Accepting Climate Science

OPB | March 24, 2015 8:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A conversation with Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco. On Tuesday she was given the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.