Officials discovered domoic acid at elevated levels in three southern Oregon ports, but the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed for the whole coast. while testing continues.
Oregon and Washington have joined California in delaying the start of their commercial crab seasons after dangerous toxin levels were found in the crabs.
When the sand on the beach threatens to overrun your house and your driveway, long walks on the beach might not seem quite so romantic anymore.
California's discovery of a toxin has delayed opening of recreational crabbing. Commercial crabbing could be affected, too. No decisions yet for Oregon or Washington, due to open Dec. 1.
More than thirty marine mammals - including a humpback whale - have tested positive for potentially toxic levels of domoic acid.
Pacific Ocean | local | NewsNorthwest News Network | Oct. 21, 2015 5:02 p.m.
A Shell Oil icebreaker heading for Port Angeles, Washington, gained a passenger in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday. A French sailor dove onto the icebreaker after his sailboat lost its rudder.
Pacific Ocean | Animals | News | local | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | Oct. 21, 2015 2:40 p.m.
Killer whale biologists used a hexacopter drone last month to capture stunning, overhead photos of every single member of the endangered Puget Sound orca population.