Harvesting Dungeness crab and razor clams is a major economic driver in coastal communities in the Northwest. What happens when it’s shut down because of toxic algae?
The West Coast is experiencing the largest bloom of toxic algae in more than a decade, prompting wide-ranging closures of commercial crab and shellfish harvesting and causing some very weird behavior in wildlife.
Pacific Ocean | Economy | News | Health | Science | Politics | RecreationOPB | June 4, 2015 4 p.m. | Portland
The state has released the first in a series of local advisories showing coastal boat operators where to go and what to do in the event of a distant tsunami.
Get caught poaching fish one too many times in Northwest waters and you’re likely to lose your sport fishing license. Do the same under a commercial license, on a much larger scale, and you’ll likely avoid the same fate.
A total of seven earthquakes shook about 300 miles off the Oregon Coast in the past 24 hours. The first struck just after midnight Monday. The largest was a 5.9 magnitude earthquake. More could still follow.
News | Science | Environment | Land use | Pacific Ocean | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake?OPB | June 1, 2015 11:15 a.m. | Portland
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Oregon Coast at 1:11 p.m., the fifth quake to hit the area since early Monday morning.
Beach balls seem to be deterring sea lions, who will soon face a fiberglass orca as well.
Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Flora and Fauna | News | Wildlife Detectives: A Special ReportKUOW/EarthFix | May 16, 2015 5:30 p.m. | MUKILTEO, Wash. --
Pinto abalone were near extinction by the end of the 1990s in Puget Sound. But with a little help from science, their wild populations are slowly rising.
News | Science | Pacific Ocean | PoliticsOPB | May 12, 2015 10:44 a.m. | Portland
The future is uncertain for four earthquake bills in Salem.