News | Pacific Ocean | Environment

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.

Pacific Ocean | local | Animals | Fish & Wildlife | 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.

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

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. 

News | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Water

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.

News | Pacific Ocean | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

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.

Sustainability | Pacific Ocean | local | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Food

Fishermen, Researchers Try To Outsmart Bait-Robbing Seabirds To Save Them

When commercial fishermen spool out long lines in pursuit of sablefish (known as black cod to consumers) seabirds looking for an easy meal dive to steal the bait. It can be fatal.

Pacific Ocean | Environment | local

Coastal Researchers, Fishermen Concerned About More Frequent Low Oxygen Zones

Scientists in Oregon and Washington are noticing a disruptive ocean phenomenon is becoming more frequent and extreme.

Pacific Ocean | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Land | Fish & Wildlife | Forestry

Oregon Considering Added Protections For Reclusive Coastal Seabird

The marbled murrelet has been at the center of a conservation fight on the Oregon coast for decades.

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

Tsunami Debris Continues Delivering Invasive Species To The West Coast

New research shows nearly 300 species have traveled on debris rafts across the Pacific Ocean.

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