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Researchers Discover Likely Culprit Behind Sea Star Die Off

OPB |Nov. 21, 2014 12:50 p.m.

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 12:45 p.m.

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 12:30 p.m.

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 12:30 p.m.

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

Climate Change's Effect On Marine Life

Aug. 14, 2013 12:45 p.m.

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

Ocean Acidification Creates Problems For Shellfish Farms

Dec. 03, 2012 12:45 p.m.

Ocean acidification is wreaking havoc on Northwest shellfish farms.

Oregon's Cash Crab Crop

Aug. 26, 2011 9:45 a.m.

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!

Aug. 18, 2011 9:35 a.m.

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

Big Fears About Microplastics

June 03, 2011 9:45 a.m.

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

Algae and Seabirds

Oct. 27, 2009 9 a.m.

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

Rebroadcast: Stranded

Aug. 26, 2009 9 a.m.

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

Jane Lubchenco and Richard Alley

July 10, 2009 9 a.m.

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

Coastal Exercises

Feb. 27, 2009 9 a.m.

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

Layoff or Day Off?

Feb. 25, 2009 9 a.m.

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

Dollars and Sense

Feb. 23, 2009 9 a.m.

Is the economy sending you back to school?

Lives on Film

Feb. 11, 2009 9 a.m.

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

Fishing Families

Nov. 25, 2008 midnight

What does it take to make a living at sea, or to wait at home for a loved one who does?


Sept. 19, 2008 midnight

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

Fast Fish Nation

June 23, 2008 midnight

Are you ready to eat lower on the ocean's food chain?

Our Acidic Ocean

May 27, 2008 midnight

How does the rising acidity of the ocean fit into the global climate change puzzle?

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