Ecotrope | May 17, 2012 2:30 a.m.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a new map of all 1,700 marine protected areas in the country. A new report concludes 8 percent of all U.S. waters are protected by MPAs, though most allow fishing and other uses. No-fishing marine protected areas occupy only 3 percent of U.S. waters.
Ecotrope | Feb. 07, 2012 6:48 a.m.
Today the Oregon Senate voted 25-5 to approve three new marine reserves in state coastal waters.
Ecotrope | Jan. 13, 2012 8:08 a.m.
This week, the International Port of Coos Bay decided not to recommend a marine reserve at Cape Arago – a site that includes Simpson Reef and North Cove, a rare elephant seal haul-out and great kelp bed just south of Coos Bay.
Ecotrope | Dec. 14, 2011 3:52 a.m.
What’s the ecological ripple effect of catching little fish in the ocean?
Ecotrope | Nov. 28, 2011 2:02 a.m.
I was on the coast for Thanksgiving and took a walk along the Clatsop Beach south of the Peter Iredale. At some point on the way back to the car I started collecting all the green garbage I saw on the beach. Little did I know what a pile I would collect!
Ecotrope | Aug. 24, 2011 1:30 a.m.
It's fun to watch big projects come together. One of the benefits of getting older, I guess. I've been watching this undersea laboratory concept evolve for years now, so it's cool to see the pieces – namely the fiberoptic cable that will supply the lab's power and internet connections – fitting into place. Instruments in this lab will track fish ...
Ecotrope | July 01, 2011 11:08 a.m.
I spent this morning in an ocean policy listening session at Portland State University. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Chief Jane Lubchenco headlined a panel on the country's first ocean policy, which President Obama approved last year.
Ecotrope | April 07, 2011 2:32 a.m.
Ecotrope | March 29, 2011 2:13 a.m.
The Vancouver Sun reports radiation has been detected in rainwater and seaweed in Vancouver, B.C., at levels that do not pose a threat to humans.
Ecotrope | March 24, 2011 6:51 a.m.
File this under cool new technology?