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Northwest Coastal Wetlands Won’t Survive High Sea Level Rise

As sea level rises over the next century coastal wetlands in the Northwest will change – and many will disappear totally.

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Tracking Salmon Migration Through Music

Salmon researchers are turning to sound to learn more about the fish they're trying to understand.

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To Save Steelhead, Oregon Trucks Sea Lions From Willamette Falls To The Coast

Oregon wildlife managers are trapping sea lions at Willamette Falls and trucking them out to the coast in an effort to protect a very fragile run of steelhead.

Fish & Wildlife | Animals | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Tracking Down Fishers — But Not For Their Furs

The fur-trapping trade has all but vanished from the Pacific Northwest. But even today, there are still people out in the woods, trying to track down a sleek, furry creature called a fisher.

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Washington State House Votes To Ban Atlantic Salmon Farms

The Washington House voted to phase out farming of non-native fish in state waters, drawing the end of Atlantic salmon farming in Puget Sound one step closer. The move follows after a similar vote by the Senate.

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Noisy Shrimp May Be Helping Gray Whales Find Their Prey

Scientists haven’t actually seen these creatures, but they’re hearing them loud and clear. And they think hungry gray whales may be tuning in as well.

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Oregon Elevates Threatened Marbled Murrelet To Endangered Status

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 Friday to elevate the marbled murrelet, a seabird that nests in older coastal forests, from a "threatened" species to "endangered."

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Oregon Coast Now Open For Crabbing

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday that recreational crabbing is open from Cape Blanco, north of Port Orford, to the California border.

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Coast Guard Air Patrols Keep Tabs On Crabbing Boats Off PNW Coast

As crabbers crowd the mouth of the Columbia River and jockey for their catch, the Coast Guard soars above, ensuring some order to the fray.

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Washington Terminates Lease For Atlantic Salmon Farm In Puget Sound

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources Saturday terminated the lease for Cooke Aquaculture's Cypress Island fish farm near Anacortes.