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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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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.

Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean | Climate change | Environment | Communities

Can Kelp And Seagrass Help Oysters Adapt To Major Ocean Change?

The oceans off Oregon and Washington are ground zero for ocean acidification, and Northwest scientists are working on new ways to adapt.

Environment | local | Science | News | Pacific Ocean

OSU Having A Whale Of A Time Finding Funds For Carcass Project

Oregon State University researchers have a quandary. They have a nearly-80-foot-long blue whale carcass they want to turn into an educational display…but no funds. 

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Could Slower Ships Help The Orcas?

Scientists are trying to determine whether enforcing vessel speed limits reduces underwater noise — and whether that could help endangered killer whales.

Animals | Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean | local | Recreation | News

It's Whale-Watching Week On The Oregon Coast

Ranger Luke Parsons from the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay says an estimated 20,000 gray whale are traveling south from Alaska to warm lagoons off the coast of Baja, Mexico.

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PNW Dungeness Crabbing Season To Open Jan. 15

The fishery traditionally starts Dec. 1, but was delayed to give the crabs more time to fill with meat.

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5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

Environment | Pacific Ocean | Water | News

Ocean Trash: What You Need To Know

Here’s what you need to know about the trash that’s piling up on Pacific Northwest beaches and around the world’s oceans.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News | Pacific Ocean

Biggest Chinook Salmon Haul Going to Sea Lions, Seals & Killer Whales

West Coast seal and sea lion populations have recovered over the past 40 years. All those extra predators may be eating more chinook salmon than people are catching, according to a new study.