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A dead juvenile humpback whale has washed ashore at Ocean Shores in southwest Washington.
A long-running citizen monitoring program at the University of Washington tracks dead seabirds as an indicator of the coastal environment’s health.
A group of Ocean Shores residents implored the City Council recently to change the city’s code to ban all feeding of deer, presenting a petition signed by 183 people and arguing the current law creates a nuisance, a danger to the animals themselves and a health hazard.
OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – The state is preparing for an unknown amount of debris from the Japanese tsunami to wash onto its beaches over the next several years, possibly carrying strange creatures but probably not radiation. As she announced a Clean Shoreline Initiative Monday to muster state agencies to help handle the cleanup of that debris, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said it’s too early to estimate what the effort may cost the coastal communities or the state. But Washington is already serving notice on the federal government it expects financial support.