Stories tagged: Pacific ocean
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck in the southern Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia on Wednesday, prompting authorities to warn of a tsunami threat to nearby islands.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 7:12 p.m.
Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world’s largest garbage patch in the heart …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 7:09 a.m.
The quake, which was about 165 miles from land, was felt along coastal towns in Oregon as well as Salem, according to reports submitted to the U.S. Geological Service.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm, is expected to make a dangerously close encounter with the Hawaiian Islands over the next several days.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf more than two weeks after her newborn died.
Fri., June 8, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
The 2018 Eastern Pacific hurricane season has begun with a blast.
Fri., May 11, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
A Northern California resident found a pair of jeans and human remains inside a girl’s shoe on a beach near the spot where a woman drove her large family off …
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 5:35 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee is asking U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to remove Washington, along with the entire Pacific coastline, from a list of proposed sites for potential offshore oil and …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States, researchers …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 10 a.m.
The U.S Coast Guard rescued two people after a fishing vessel took on water near Coos Bay.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an Oregon island has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Oregon officials have ordered razor clam digging be closed for the remainder of May due to high levels of a marine toxin being found in the clams.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
Predicting the weather for winter many weeks before it begins is hard. If any season proved there is a long way to go in perfecting such long-term outlooks, this winter …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Commercial fishing communities along the central coast of Washington and some areas of Puget Sound are eligible for federal disaster funding because of poor fishing in 2015 and 2016. Commerce …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
The Coast Guard says it has resumed a search for a father and his young son after a wave swept them to sea from an Oregon beach.Coast Guard Petty Officer …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near Fiji Wednesday morning, prompting a tsunami warning and evacuations in some parts of the country’s main island.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Two earthquakes have been recorded off Oregon’s central coast.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
State officials have closed razor clam digging at Twin Harbors in response to high levels of marine toxins.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 10:41 a.m.
The Coast Guard rescued a commercial fisherman after his vessel hit a submerged object near the Westport Marina and began taking on water.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
El Nino’s super warm water has turned what had been one of the world’s most lush and isolated tropical marine reserve into a coral graveyard, federal scientists said Wednesday.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
Thousands of Memorial Day beachgoers were kept out of the water Monday as lifeguards searched miles of popular Southern California shoreline for a shark they believe attacked a swimmer the …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
After a massive toxic algae bloom closed lucrative shellfish fisheries off the West Coast last year, scientists are turning to a new tool that could provide an early warning of …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:29 a.m.
Health officials have closed the recreational harvest for all molluscan shellfish on beaches in northern Washington state.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
The federal government has finalized a West Coast ban on new commercial fishing for forage fish, the small fish that bigger fish, seabirds and marine mammals depend on for food.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
State, federal and tribal officials are considering closing all salmon fishing off the Washington and northern Oregon coasts in 2016 to protect weak runs of wild coho.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
State officials are considering limiting anglers at Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River to one salmon per day in 2016 in an attempt to keep fishing open …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 2:23 p.m.
LOS ANGELES – A key location of the Pacific Ocean is now hotter than recorded in at least 25 years, surpassing the temperatures during the record 1997 El Nino. Some …