Warm Waters Off West Coast Has Lingering Effects For SalmonFederal research surveys this summer caught among the lowest numbers of juvenile coho and Chinook salmon in 20 years, suggesting that many fish did not survive their first months at sea.
Testing Confirms New, Rarely Seen Whale In Pacific Ocean"Clearly this species is very rare and reminds us how much we have to learn about the ocean and even some of its largest inhabitants."
Starfish Babies Offer Hope Amid Mass Deaths In The PacificMarine biologists are seeing hundreds of baby sea stars, prompting hopes that the species can bounce back from a devastating wasting disease.
Judge Orders Deployed US Sailor To Attend Custody Hearing Or Lose Daughter, Face ArrestA U.S. Navy sailor from Washington State is currently serving on submarine thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean, but a judge has ordered him into an impossible custody scenario: Appear in a Michigan courtroom Monday or risk losing custody of his 6-year-old daughter.
Possible Boat From Japanese Tsunami May Have Landed At Ocean ShoresState officials are inspecting what may be a boat that drifted from Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Magnitude 6.7 Quake Off British Columbia Coast Earthquake centered off the northwest corner of Vancouver Island.
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.
Scientists: Easter Island's Inhabitants Ate Rats, Not FishThough surrounded by water, the residents of Easter Island turned to an earthier diet...namely rats. Scientists analyzed teeth from 41 skeletons to determine what they ate before they died... and were surprised to find the islanders lacked seafood in their diet.
Scientists Study Massive Record Krill Die-Off On CoastA new report from the Press Democrat says scientists are still puzzled as to how millions of krill died and washed ashore along 250 miles of coast from Northern California to southern Oregon last month.
More 2011 Tsunami Debris Washes Up On Local Shores
Winter Weather Around State Shifting To Neutral PatternForecasters who thought Washington was in for a warmer, drier El Nino winter say the outlook has shifted to a more neutral pattern.
Official: Dock Found In Ore. Is Debris From Japan A nearly 70-foot-long dock that floated ashore on an Oregon beach was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year's tsunami and drifted across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, a Japanese Consulate official said Wednesday.