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Warm Waters Off West Coast Have Lingering Effects For Salmon

AP | Sept. 17, 2017 3:20 p.m.

The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm temperatures on salmon and steelhead.

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Strange Sea Creatures Near Alaska Baffle Scientists

AP | July 3, 2017 1:15 p.m. | Juneau, Alaska

Scientists are trying to figure out why strange sea creatures that resemble large pink thimbles are showing up on the coast of southeast Alaska.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Climate change | Pacific Ocean

Scientists Are Closer To Understanding What Makes Ocean's Toxic Algae Bloom

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 21, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A new study sheds light on the causes and conditions behind toxic ocean algae blooms.

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Warm Pacific Ocean 'Blob' Facilitated Vast Toxic Algae Bloom

AP | Sept. 30, 2016 8:12 a.m.

A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from seabirds to sea lions.

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Advisories Lifted At Rockaway, Seal Rock Beaches

AP | Aug. 10, 2016 2:20 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Health Authority is telling beachgoers they can head back into water at Rockaway Beach in Tillamook County and Seal Rock State Park near Newport.

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Warm Ocean Temperatures Could Mean Trouble For Marine Life

OPB | March 17, 2015 5:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The ocean is going to be unusually warm this year off of Oregon and Washington, which could spell trouble for salmon and other marine life. 

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Rockfish and Marine Reserves

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015 9:27 p.m.

What do Smurfs, sonar and rockfish have in common? All are being used to see if Oregon's marine reserves actually protect the fish they're designed for.

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There's Something In Oregon's Ocean Water

OPB | June 26, 2014 10:51 a.m.

With summer in full swing, traffic to the Oregon Coast is backed up on any given weekend as land-locked city dwellers make their way to the beach. But before you dip your toes or catch a wave, you’ll want to make sure that the water is actually safe.

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Portland Tribune: Protecting life on ocean's floor

Pamplin Media Group | Oct. 17, 2013 3:21 a.m.

Miles off the Oregon Coast, sponges and corals believed to be hundreds of years old line the ocean floor.