Recent sixgill sightings are giving hope to divers and researchers that the sharks may be returning to Puget Sound.
NW Life | News | local | Pacific Ocean | EducationOPB | June 17, 2016 1:16 p.m. | Portland
Seaside is a step closer to getting its schools out of the tsunami zone. The timber company Weyerhaeuser announced Friday it's donating 80 acres of land to relocate the schools.
local | Science | Pacific Ocean | News | Animals | Climate change | Environment | FoodOPB | June 12, 2016 2:45 p.m. | Portland
Native Olympia oysters have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification, according to a newly published study in the Journal of Limnology and Oceanography.
Flora and Fauna | local | Science | Pacific Ocean | Technology | News | Environment | WaterAP | May 31, 2016 6:33 a.m. | Seattle
After a massive toxic algae bloom closed lucrative shellfish fisheries off the West Coast last year, scientists are turning to a new tool that could provide an early warning of future problems.
Agriculture | Water | Science | Air | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Food | SustainabilityOPB/EarthFix | May 12, 2016 6 p.m. | Portland
University of Washington fisheries professor Ray Hilborn is facing accusations from the environmental group Greenpeace about conflicts of interest and failures to disclose industry funding in some of his research.
News | local | Pacific Ocean | HealthOPB | May 2, 2016 3:46 p.m. | Portland
A new study led by Portland State University finds that oysters in Coos and Netarts bays contain a cocktail of potentially harmful chemicals.
A panel of ocean scientists from Washington, Oregon and California said Monday that local action on the West Coast — one of the regions of the world hardest hit by ocean acidification — could soften the blow of this rapidly worsening global problem.
News | local | Pacific OceanStatesman Journal | March 6, 2016 11:30 a.m. | Pacific City, Oregon
In response to the most recent incidents — two fatal accidents in February — state and county officials are taking part in a town hall meeting March 17 in Pacific City to discuss how to prevent future incidents.
Environment | News | local | Pacific Ocean | ScienceNorthwest News Network | March 2, 2016 4:59 p.m.
Have you ever wondered about life in the deepest depths of the ocean? Oregon-based oceanographers did, so they dropped a microphone seven miles down.
Environment | local | News | Animals | Pacific OceanAP | Feb. 28, 2016 10:17 a.m. | Friday Harbor, Washington
The Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island says the calf — a member of the whale group known as J-Pod and designated J-55 — was first documented on Jan. 18, but it wasn't seen when other close family members were seen the next day.