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Study: Northwest Salmon Not Immune To Ocean Acidification

Researchers in the Pacific Northwest have found that elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the ocean could have a profound effect on salmon. 

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OPB's Favorite Videos From 2018

On resilience and wonder: Replaying OPB's standout videos of 2018.

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Scent Research Could Help More Salmon Find Their Way Home

Southern Oregon’s Elk River has a problem. Salmon produced in a fish hatchery there aren’t returning to spawn. One scientist believes she has a solution … leading the salmon by the nose.

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Oregon Officials Worry 'World's Smallest Harbor' Could Shrivel Unless Dredged

If you've traveled the central Oregon Coast, you might remember the signs marking Depoe Bay's claim to fame: the "World's Smallest Harbor." But now that harbor is getting even smaller because of accumulating silt.

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Otter Fans Float Plan To Return Sea Otters To The Oregon Coast

It's been more than a century since sea otters were hunted to near extinction along the U.S. West Coast. Now a new nonprofit has formed to try to bring them back to the Oregon Coast.

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Oregon Students Get Up Close And Personal With Intertidal Creatures

We follow a team of students from the University of Oregon's Institute of Marine Biology as they pry up rocks and wiggle into tight crevices in search of specimens for the Smithsonian Institution.

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Algae From 2011 Japanese Tsunami Debris Hasn’t Taken Hold

Researchers have determined that none of the marine algae that arrived in the Pacific Northwest via debris from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami has gained a foothold in U.S. coastal waters.

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Oregon Gov. Brown Plans Order To Block Drilling Off Coast

The order is a response to President Trump's pledge to open up offshore areas around the country. There's no evidence companies are interested in the Oregon coast.

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Siletz Bay Crab Clinic Makes Ocean-To-Table Easy … Sort Of

Bill Lackner holds free clamming and crabbing clinics on Siletz Bay every summer. We tag along and see how it's done.

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Another Puget Sound Orca Is In Bad Shape. 3 Others Are Pregnant

Since last November, three members of the long-endangered population have died, most recently an emaciated young female known as J50.