Ocean 'Robot' To Help Identify Toxic Algae Off WashingtonThe vision is to have multiple robots in multiple hotspots to track harmful algae blooms along the coast
Tagging Program Halted After Dead Orca Found With Tag PiecesFederal biologists have temporarily halted a satellite tagging program after a dead endangered Puget Sound orca was found with pieces of a dart tag lodged in its fin.
NOAA: $9M For Projects To Mitigate Climate Change ThreatsThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering $9 million in grants to help coastal communities deal with extreme weather, changing ocean conditions and climate hazards.
Rubio's Climate Change Views Could Hurt 2016 Presidential BidThe presidential hopeful has acknowledged that the climate is changing, but has expressed skepticism that it is being caused solely by humans.
NOAA Reports Third Baby Orca Born In Recent MonthsU.S. scientists following endangered killer whales from a research vessel have spotted a newborn orca off the coast of Washington state.
Death By Dirty Water: Storm Runoff A Risk For FishScientists with NOAA, Washington State University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are seeking a solution to stormwater pollution, a major problem for Puget Sound and other streams and lakes in the nation.
Feds Consider Removing Humpback Whales From Endangered Species ListA petition filed by the state of Alaska asks gov't to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Conservation Group Wants Orcas In West Coast Waters ProtectedA conservation group is asking federal officials to protect endangered killer whales in the marine waters off the West Coast.
Island Of Japan's Tsunami Debris The Size Of Texas Coming To USAn island of debris the size of Texas is floating in the Pacific Ocean heading straight to the United States, a new report states.
Study: Military Sonar May Affect Endangered Blue Whale PopulationScientists may have found a link between the dwindling blue whale population -- a lot of which takes place in the Pacific Ocean -- with U.S. military sonar noise.
NOAA: Dead Newborn Orca Belonged To Endangered PopulationThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service says a dead newborn orca calf found on Washington's Olympic Peninsula last week belongs to a population of endangered killer whales.
Tag Reveals Winter Movements Of Puget Sound OrcasBiologists are gaining new information about the winter movements of endangered Puget Sound killer whales by tracking the daily activities of one orca by a satellite tag.