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Can Oregon stem the loss of complex kelp ecosystems?

Kelp’s leaves and stems grow in coastal waters, sheltering all sorts of organisms — even tiny shrimp eaten by whales. But kelp has been depleted on parts of the Pacific Coast. Now, proposals to update Oregon’s policy for its rocky shores aim to replenish those kelp forests.


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Author Jonathan White

Pre-Paid Mail-In Ballots | Palindromes | Tides

A Man, A Plan, A Canal: What's a Palindrome? Also today, we learn about the science and mystery of ocean tides. And we hear about a bill that would include pre-paid postage for Oregon's mail-in ballots.



Crab pot in Northern California.

Toxic Algae Bloom Off Coast Is Vast

Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have surveyed a toxic algae bloom off the West Coast and have found it to be larger, deeper and more dense than previously imagined.

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