New Tsunami Dock Exhibit

NEWPORT, Ore. — A new exhibit is set to open at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center featuring a portion of the tsunami dock that washed up near Agate Beach in June 2012. The new Tsunami Awareness Exhibit will open on the two year anniversary of the massive earthquake that rattled northern Japan and triggered a … Continue reading »

Tsunami Dock Exhibit in the Works

NEWPORT, Ore. – Oregon State University and the City of Newport plan to display part of the dock from the Japanese tsunami that washed ashore in early June. A portion of the dock will be on display at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center by early next year. The project will be paid for by the City … Continue reading »

Mural Painted on Tsunami Dock

NEWPORT, Ore. — You only have a few days left to check out the tsunami dock that washed ashore on Agate Beach near Newport. Crews are scheduled to dismantle it next week. Visitors heading to the coast to check it out will see a little something extra: a mural painted on its side. It showed up … Continue reading »

Bidding Process for Dock Removal Ends

NEWPORT, Ore. — Agate Beach is one step closer to being free of tsunami debris. Six companies submitted bids to get rid of the Japanese dock that washed ashore last week. Oregon Parks and Recreation managers are reviewing those now. One bid came from a Springfield company. Statewide Contract Services isn’t one of the closest, … Continue reading »

Tsunami Dock’s Attraction Boosts Local Economy

NEWPORT, Ore. — Those headed to the coast to take a look at the dock that washed ashore on Tuesday are also stopping at local businesses to shop. Business owners KEZI 9 News spoke with in Newport say any time something washes ashore along the coast they see an increase in sales. They say the … Continue reading »

Dock Decision Still Looms

NEWPORT, Ore. — Oregon Parks and Recreation crews are still trying to decide what to do with that large dock that washed ashore near Newport. They have two options, either demolish it on site or pull it out to sea to salvage it. Estimates reveal either way would cost tens of thousands of dollars. “We … Continue reading »

Crews Remove Invasive Species from Washed Up Dock

NEWPORT, Ore. — Dislodged by disaster, a Japanese dock travels thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean and is now part of a scientific scramble. Researchers returned to Agate Beach Thursday morning to carefully clean the dock. Wednesday, the dock was covered with invasive species native to Japan latching on, but Thursday they were all … Continue reading »

Invasive Species Found on Tsunami Dock

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to remove organism from the Japanese dock, which washed up on Agate Beach Tuesday morning. The 66-foot-long dock was confirmed as debris from the March 2011 Japanese Tsunami, Wednesday, and is coverd with native and exotic marine organisms. These organisms are salt water-dependent and … Continue reading »

Crews Bury Marine Organisms Covering Japanese Dock

NEWPORT, Ore. — Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff and volunteers removed the marine organisms that covered the Japanese dock. Nearly a 1,500 lbs of plant and animal material was removed from the dock and buried landwards from the site. A hole, approximately 8 feet deep, was excavated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation … Continue reading »