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Sea Lions Put Willamette River Steelhead At Risk Of Extinction

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 7, 2017 4:38 p.m. | Oregon City, Oregon

Oregon officials say Willamette River steelhead are on the verge of extinction because they’re getting eaten by sea lions at Willamette Falls.

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Report: Sea Lions Push Willamette River Steelhead To Brink

Statesman Journal | Aug. 7, 2017 1:25 p.m.

State wildlife officials say wild steelhead in the upper Willamette Basin could go extinct in coming years because of sea lions feasting on the iconic fish at Willamette Falls.

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Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 noon

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

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NW States Get 5 More Years To Kill Salmon-Eating Sea Lions

OPB/EarthFix | July 6, 2016 12:40 p.m.

 A federal agency has approved the continued killing of California sea lions that are eating salmon and steelhead near the Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam.  

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In Ongoing Battle With Sea Lions, Astoria Turns To ... Air Dancers

Daily Astorian | March 20, 2016 8:54 a.m. | Astoria, Oregon

The Port of Astoria used a handful of the nylon, tube-shaped dancers to scare sea lions and harbor seals off the dock Thursday morning.

Climate change | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Pacific Ocean

Algae Bloom Off Pacific Coast Blamed For Marine Mammal Poisoning

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 3, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

More than thirty marine mammals - including a humpback whale - have tested positive for potentially toxic levels of domoic acid. 

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Fake Baby Orca Joins Astoria's Sea Lion Scare Event Thursday

OPB | June 2, 2015 1 p.m. | Portland

In the latest attempt to shoo away the hundreds of hungry sea lions lying around Port of Astoria docks, the city is bringing in a fake baby orca to swim alongside the adult-sized model Thursday.

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$5,000 Offered For Info In String Of Sea Lion Shootings

AP | May 28, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Astoria, Oregon

Federal wildlife officials are investigating a string of sea lion shootings on the Oregon Coast.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Love 'em Or Hate 'em, Sea Lions Raise Concerns On The Columbia

OPB | April 26, 2015 9 p.m. | Portland

A record number of sea lions in the Columbia River this spring has revived debate over the best way to manage these hulking pinnipeds.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Environmental Update on Cormorants and Sea Lions

OPB | March 30, 2015 12:45 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll check in with our EarthFix reporter, Cassandra Profita, about stories she's following.

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Sea Lion Deaths in the Northwest

OPB | June 11, 2012 9:30 a.m.

What do we know about the deaths of 20 sea lions in the past two months in Oregon and Washington?