The whale was found about a mile north of West Haven State Park on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
Population counts indicate there aren't enough fish to open the West Coast sardine fishery this year.
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.
A conversation with Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco. On Tuesday she was given the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.