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A record number of sea lions are showing up on the Columbia River. Government and tribal biologists believe they are eating too many endangered salmon. Are severe measures needed? And a story about oysters, which, like wine, take their distinctive flaor from the aquaculture of their home bays. Learn more about their unique "meroir".

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Sea Lion Surge Prompts High Tech Tracking, Hazing & Killings

OPB | Nov. 5, 2015 8:30 p.m.

The government responds to sea lions eating salmon with severe measures.

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Oyster Meroir

OPB | Nov. 5, 2015 midnight

Like the "terroir" of wine, oysters pick up their "meroir" from their home bays.

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Carol and Velma Saling Foundation

Additional Support Provided By:
Coit Family Foundation
Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
Christine and David Vernier
Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy.

Special thanks for support by:
The Roundhouse Foundation, Nonnie Cole, Barbara Emily Knudsen Charitable Foundation, Bonnie and Peter Reagan, Dr. Andrew McIvor and Dr. Maura Conlon McIvor