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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.

Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Pacific Ocean

Southern Oregon Dungeness Crab Test Clear Of Marine Toxin

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 30, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Concerns about marine toxins have pushed back the commercial crabbing season at least two weeks, to the middle of December.

Pacific Ocean | Climate change | Environment

Seafloor Samples Reveal Ghosts Of Blobs Past

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 25, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon State University scientists have found evidence of two previous "blobs" in core samples taken off the coast of Alaska.

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Toxin Discoveries Delay Oregon Commercial Crab Season

OPB | Nov. 20, 2015 3:41 p.m. | Portland

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. 

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Oregon And Washington Delay Crab Season Because Of Toxin

AP | Nov. 20, 2015 3:38 p.m. | Portland

Oregon and Washington have joined California in delaying the start of their commercial crab seasons after dangerous toxin levels were found in the crabs.

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Questions, Answers About Toxic West Coast Crabs

AP | Nov. 6, 2015 12:46 p.m.

A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has prompted officials to halt recreational shellfishing.

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Oregon Creates New Unit Of Government Just To Control Sand

Northwest News Network | Nov. 6, 2015 7:33 a.m.

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.