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Toxic Algae Bloom Off Coast Is Vast

OPB | Aug. 20, 2015

Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have surveyed a toxic algae bloom off the West Coast and have found it to be larger, deeper and more dense than previously imagined.

Oregon Scientists Lead Underwater Research

OPB | May 05, 2015

Scientists from Oregon State University are part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, which will begin making underwater research data open to the public in June.

Oregon Scientist Studies Generations Of Whales

OPB | April 29, 2015

Bruce Mate has been studying whales for close to four decades and recently tracked the longest mammal migration on record.

Ocean Acidity Is Harming Oysters

OPB | Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the impacts of ocean acidity on shellfish.

Researchers Discover Likely Culprit Behind Sea Star Die Off

OPB | Nov. 21, 2014

FRIDAY: Since the summer of 2013, sea stars along the pacific coast have been wasting away by the millions. Now scientists at Cornell University think they know why.

Environmental Update On Cormorants And Starfish

OPB | June 16, 2014

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will give us an update on the disease affecting sea stars in the Pacific ocean and a plan to kill thousands of birds preying on endangered salmon.

Sea Star Disease Hits Hard On Oregon Coast

OPB | June 06, 2014

FRIDAY: The disease has ravaged the Oregon coast over the past two weeks, afflicting 30 - 50 percent of one species of sea stars — a crucial predator in coastal ecosystems.

Why Are Thousands Of Starfish Dying?

OPB | Feb. 03, 2014

MONDAY: The mysterious disease that affects these iconic sea creatures has been dubbed "sea star wasting syndrome."

Climate Change's Effect On Marine Life

OPB | Aug. 14, 2013

Climate change is already effecting terrestrial life, but its effect on marine life is happening even quicker.

Ocean Acidification Creates Problems For Shellfish Farms

OPB | Dec. 03, 2012

Ocean acidification is wreaking havoc on Northwest shellfish farms.

Oregon's Cash Crab Crop

OPB | Aug. 26, 2011

Oregon's biggest seafood cash crop brought in $49 million for crabbers, making this season the second most profitable Dungeness crab haul in industry history.

Eruption Predicted!

OPB | Aug. 18, 2011

A geologist at Oregon State University said the Axial Seamount underwater volcano would erupt before 2014. And it totally did!

Big Fears About Microplastics

OPB | June 03, 2011

What are tiny piece of plastic in the ocean doing to the marine life... and to us?

Algae and Seabirds

OPB | Oct. 27, 2009

What should be done to help birds affected by a slimy foam off the coast of Oregon and Washington?

Rebroadcast: Stranded

OPB | Aug. 26, 2009

Rebroadcast: What do finds on our beaches tell us about the rest of the world?

Jane Lubchenco and Richard Alley

OPB | July 10, 2009

Jane Lubchenco talks about her new role as the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Coastal Exercises

OPB | Feb. 27, 2009

Should the Navy expand its training exercises off the Oregon coast?

Layoff or Day Off?

OPB | Feb. 25, 2009

To what degree should employees bear the burden of this economic crisis?

Dollars and Sense

OPB | Feb. 23, 2009

Is the economy sending you back to school?

Lives on Film

OPB | Feb. 11, 2009

Two Portland International Film Festival offerings make art of the accumulated past.