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Ship's Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty To Pollution Charge

AP | Feb. 27, 2015 11:59 a.m.

He admitted he used an illegal pump system to discharge 4,500 gallons of oily bilge water off the coast of Alaska last summer.

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Japanese Fish Found Alive In Oregon Waters

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015 12:18 p.m. | Portland

Oregon scientists are trying to figure out how a fish, native to Japan, was pulled out of a crab pot on the Oregon coast - alive.

News | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife

Great White Shark Looming Off Washington Coast

AP | Feb. 25, 2015 10:45 a.m.

A great white shark about 18-feet long is believed to be swimming off the Washington coast and feeding on harbor seals close to shore.

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OSU Wins Grant To Help Underwater Drones Track Marine Life

OPB | Feb. 24, 2015 5:10 p.m. | Portland

Oregon State University has received a $1 million grant to outfit a pair of underwater drones with new sensors. The hope is the sensors will allow the drones to track wildlife.

Pacific Ocean | Environment

Northwest Faces Greater Risks From Acidifying Waters

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015 5 p.m.

The Pacific Northwest faces a higher risk of economic harm from ocean acidification than other parts of the country, according to a new study.

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Ship Company, Engineer Reach Deal In Alaska Pollution Case

AP | Feb. 13, 2015 7:47 a.m.

A ship company based in Germany and the chief engineer on one of its vessels have agreed to plead guilty to illegally dumping oily water off Alaska.

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Army Blows Up Military Markers That Wash Ashore

AP | Feb. 13, 2015 7:45 a.m.

A unit from Joint Base Lewis-McChord has blown up some naval military training markers that washed ashore on Dungeness Spit on Washington's Olympia Peninsula.

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Ocean Acidification Lawsuit In Seattle Federal Court

AP | Feb. 10, 2015 7:57 a.m.

A lawsuit that accuses the federal Environmental Protection Agency from failing to protect Washington and Oregon oysters from ocean acidification is scheduled for a hearing Thursday in Seattle.

Pacific Ocean | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Sea Stars Make A Comeback - For Now

Daily Astorian | Jan. 23, 2015 12:15 p.m. | Cannon Beach, Oregon

The worst of the sea star wasting disease epidemic that decimated sea star populations along the West Coast during the past 19 months appears to be over at Haystack Rock — at least for now.

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Dead Whale Found Under Ferry Dock In Seattle

AP | Jan. 22, 2015 9:21 a.m.

A dead whale has turned up under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle.