Sea Stars Make A Comeback - For Now

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

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.

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.

'Tsunami-Proof' School Planned For Wash. Coast

AP |Jan. 16, 2015 7:33 a.m.

Ground has been broken for a new school building in Westport. Officials say the structure is designed to be tsunami-proof.

Will Sonobuoys In The Pacific Help The Navy But Harm Whales?

KUOW |Jan. 13, 2015 5:30 p.m.

The Navy also wants to deploy hundreds of sonobuoys off the coastline of Washington and Oregon. That's drawing criticism from environmentalists who say the risk of harm will increase for whales and other marine life.

Spotters Sight Migrating Gray Whales Off Oregon Coast

AP |Jan. 07, 2015 7:12 a.m.

Volunteers reported seeing the spouts from 1,900 gray whales last week as they passed the Oregon coast on their annual migration from Alaskan waters to the warmer waters off Mexico.

Pacific Coast Sea Bird Die-Off Puzzles Scientists

AP |Jan. 05, 2015 7:36 a.m.

Scientists are trying to figure out what's behind the deaths of seabirds that have been found by the hundreds along the Pacific Coast since October.

Wash. Coast Mayor Declares Beach Erosion Emergency

AP |Dec. 30, 2014 7:29 a.m.

The mayor of the Washington coast community of Ocean Shores has declared a state of emergency after recent big waves and high tides damaged giant protective sandbags that protect several houses and condos from beach erosion.

Everett College To Dedicate Ocean Research Vessel

AP |Nov. 21, 2014 7:09 a.m.

Everett Community College plans to dedicate its ocean research vessel at a ceremony on Saturday.

Portland Tribune: New Report Questions Northwest Earthquake Estimates

Pamplin Media Group |July 30, 2014 8:48 a.m.

Nearly forgotten research from decades ago is raising questions about how accurately geologists have estimated previous earthquake activity in the region -- and whether current predictions of a future devastating earthquake can be trusted.

50 Years Ago, A Small Taste Of A Pacific Tsunami's Potential Power

OPB |March 27, 2014 midnight

On March 27, 1964 a massive earthquake devastated parts of Alaska and triggered a tsunami that swept down the West coast, killing 16 people in Oregon and California.

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