Millions of tubular sea creatures called pyrosomes have taken over the Pacific ocean in an unprecedented bloom that has scientists baffled.
Four West Coast senators are calling on the Trump administration to declare a salmon fishery emergency and provide aid to economically struggling coastal communities.
Pacific Ocean | Environment | News | Water | World | Climate changeKUOW/EarthFix | June 4, 2017 10:15 p.m. | Vancouver, British Columbia
People in the U.S. technically have no say in the matter of Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline. But that hasn’t kept them from protesting increased tanker traffic in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
The more carbon dioxide in the air, the more acidic oceans become – preventing oysters and tiny marine snails at the base of the food chain from forming shells.
New research shows some of the orca populations that visit the Salish Sea are booming while the orcas who spend most of their time there are suffering. It comes down to what the different orcas eat.
Pacific Ocean | local | News | EconomyDaily Astorian | April 29, 2017 3:26 p.m. | Astoria, Oregon
The 154-foot Sentinel-class cutters replace the 1980s-era 110-foot Island-class patrol boats, which are nearing the end of service life.
Pacific Ocean | Environment | NW Life | local | Food | Fish & WildlifeOPB | April 15, 2017 5:13 p.m. | Seaview, Washington
Thousands of people hauled their shovels and buckets to the shore for the first weekend of open razor clam season on the Washington coast.
Pacific Ocean | Environment | News | local | Water | Fish & Wildlife | HistoryOPB | March 26, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Bay Center, Washington
Bay Center residents in Southwest Washington feared the worst when a neglected boat began to sink in the Palix River. Leaking oil was a concern to local oyster farmers in nearby Willapa Bay.