Pacific Ocean | Science | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Flora and Fauna

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.

Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Animals | Environment | Science | Water

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.

Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | Communities | Environment | local | News

Washington Says No To Poisoning Native Shrimp To Protect Oyster Beds

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

Renewable energy | Climate change | Pacific Ocean | Communities | Environment | local | News

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.

Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Communities | Environment | local | Recreation | News

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.

Environment | Pacific Ocean | Communities | Climate change

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.

local | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Communities

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.

Climate change | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Land use | local | News

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.

Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Science | local | News

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.

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

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.


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