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Searching For The Mysterious Sixgill Sharks of Puget Sound

KCTS9/EarthFix | June 20, 2016 9:45 p.m. | Hoodsport, Washington

Recent sixgill sightings are giving hope to divers and researchers that the sharks may be returning to Puget Sound.

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Weyerhaeuser Donates Land To Move Seaside Schools From Tsunami Zone

OPB | 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.

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Native Olympia Oysters Have Built-In Resistance To Ocean Acidification

OPB | 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.

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Lab In A Can To Help Identify Toxic Algae Off Washington Coast

AP | 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.

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UW Fisheries Professor Targeted By Greenpeace Over Industry Funding

OPB/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.

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Traces Of Pain Medications Found In Oregon's Oysters

OPB | 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. 

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West Coast Scientists Urge Rapid Action Against Ocean Acidification

KUOW | April 5, 2016 2:30 p.m.

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.

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People Keep Dying At Cape Kiwanda, Despite Warning Signs

Statesman 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.

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Oregon Scientists Eavesdrop On Ocean's Deepest Deep, Surprised How Noisy It Is

Northwest 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.

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Puget Sound Orca Calf Missing, Presumed Dead

AP | 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.