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Tsunami Debris Continues Delivering Invasive Species To The West Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 29, 2017 9:10 a.m.

New research shows nearly 300 species have traveled on debris rafts across the Pacific Ocean.

local | News | Think Out Loud

New Portland Police Chief | Rape Threats On Twitter | Rebroadcast: Tides

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 noon

We learn more about the newly named Portland police chief, talk to a woman trying to address a culture of sexual violence on social media, and listen back to our interview with "Tides" author Jonathan White.

local | Pacific Ocean | Science | Climate change | News

Sharks Sighted On Oregon Coast (Calm Down, It’s Normal)

OPB | July 19, 2017 1:19 p.m.

Cannon Beach Police advised beachgoers this week of shark dorsal fin sightings in the Cannon Beach area, but such sightings are not uncommon this time of year.

local | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News

Oregon State Will Build New US Research Vessel

AP | July 13, 2017 1:11 p.m. | Corvallis, Oregon

Oregon State University received nearly $122 million from the National Science Foundation to lead construction of the first of three ships for the U.S. Academic Research Fleet.

Pacific Ocean | Environment | Climate change | Science

West Coast Ocean Acidification Rates Among Highest In World

OPB/EarthFix | June 2, 2017 9 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The more carbon dioxide in the air, the more acidic oceans become – preventing oysters and tiny marine snails at the base of the food chain from forming shells. 

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Pre-Paid Mail-In Ballots | Palindromes | Tides

OPB | March 22, 2017 noon | Portland, Oregon.

A Man, A Plan, A Canal: What's a Palindrome? Also today, we learn about the science and mystery of ocean tides. And we hear about a bill that would include pre-paid postage for Oregon's mail-in ballots.

local | Science | Water | Environment | News | Think Out Loud

Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

OPB | March 14, 2017 midnight | Portland

Sea Grant is a program that builds connections between university researchers and the people who make their living on the water.

Animals | Science | local | Water | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Oregon Field Guide

The Mysterious Glowing Creatures Of Northwest Waterways

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 8:30 p.m.

A scientific and eye-popping look at the tiny creatures that produce light in seawater.

Pacific Ocean | Environment | Science

New Whale Song Discovered In The South Pacific By Oregon Researchers

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 16, 2016 12:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The sound had not been identified previously because of the way scientists analyze acoustic data from the ocean. 

Pacific Ocean | Energy | Environment | Climate change

West Coast Push Gets Under Way For Permanent Ban On Offshore Drilling

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 13, 2016 9:30 p.m.

California's governor wants his Oregon and Washington counterparts to join in seeking a permanent offshore oil drilling ban ban before the Trump presidency begins.

Environment | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: Simon Winchester On The Pacific

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016 noon

The author's latest book is divided into 10 chapters taking on different events that occurred in the history of the world's largest body of water.

Fish & Wildlife | Water | Environment | Communities

Fishermen Look Ahead To Slow Ocean Salmon Season

OPB/EarthFix | April 15, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

There won’t be much of a salmon season this year off the coasts of Oregon, Washington and California.

local | Pacific Ocean | Science | Environment | News

Oregon Scientists Eavesdrop On Ocean's Deepest Deep, Surprised How Noisy It Is

Northwest News Network | March 2, 2016 4:59 p.m.

Have you ever wondered about life in the deepest depths of the ocean? Oregon-based oceanographers did, so they dropped a microphone seven miles down.

Environment | News | Think Out Loud

Simon Winchester On The Pacific Ocean

OPB | Dec. 14, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The author's latest book is divided into 10 chapters taking on different events that occurred in the history of the world's largest body of water.

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Toxic Algae Bloom Off Coast Is Vast

OPB | Aug. 20, 2015 12:20 p.m.

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.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Oregon Scientists Lead Underwater Research

OPB | May 5, 2015 noon

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.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Oregon Scientist Studies Generations Of Whales

OPB | April 29, 2015 12:40 p.m.

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

Water | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Communities

Environmental Prize Winner Sees More Americans Accepting Climate Science

OPB | March 24, 2015 8:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A conversation with Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco. On Tuesday she was given the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

Pacific Ocean | Environment

Northwest Faces Greater Risks From Acidifying Waters

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015 5 p.m.

The Pacific Northwest faces a higher risk of economic harm from ocean acidification than other parts of the country, according to a new study.

Water | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Sustainability | Oregon Field Guide

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.