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Oregon Wave Energy Testing Project Looks To Feds For Approval

A wave energy test facility off the Oregon coast has entered a new phase of development. 

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Oregon Coast Pyrosomes Continue To Multiply

The invasion of the pyrosomes, gelatinous, translucent tube-like creatures ranging in size from less than an inch to a foot or more, continues in force off the coast of Oregon for a second year, baffling scientists.

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Researchers ID Whales By Genetic Bread Crumbs Left Behind

Even two hours after they pass, genetic traces from orcas can be detected in the water.

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Tropical Dolphins Are Appearing In Pacific Northwest Waters

For the first time, bottlenose dolphins have been sighted off the coast of British Columbia. And more might be coming.

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Washington Says No To Poisoning Native Shrimp To Protect Oyster Beds

Washington regulators turn down shellfish growers' request to use pesticide on native shrimp.

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California Takes Up Ocean Wind Energy After Oregon Project Fails

Two years after a ocean wind energy project failed to gain traction in Southern Oregon, developers are trying their luck in California.

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Gray Whale Sightings Up Off Northwest Coast

A big factor is multiple days of calm, clear weather that made it easier to locate migrating gray whales.

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Pacific Heat Wave Known As 'The Blob' Appears To Be In Retreat

The Pacific Ocean is finally starting to cool down after several years of unusually warm water parked off Washington, Oregon and California.

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Southern Oregon Salmon Fishery May Open Again

Higher salmon estimates for the Klamath and Rogue rivers may lead to a reopening of the ocean fishery this year.

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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.