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Outdoors blog archive for Sept. 24, 2015

THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2015

Associated Press Photos Two humpback whales surface near fishermen in North Pass near Juneau, Alaska, in this file photo.
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Humpback whales venture into Columbia River 

MARINE MAMMALS -- As another anomaly to this year of weird weather and water conditions. Humpback whales are visiting the Columbia River this week. Scientists say they’ve been spotted near Astoria, Oregon, just downstream from the bridge to Megler, Washington. Biologist Deborah Jacques, who studies...

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