Spring Whale Watching Week Begins

FLORENCE, Ore. — Students may be taking a break from hitting the books, but some whale watching experts are hoping to draw some of them to the coast for some spring whale watching. Spring Whale Watching Week is always at the same time as spring break in the state of Oregon and volunteers are staffing … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Up Coastal Beaches

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s not just those who live on the coast who are taking part in cleaning up local beaches. Some people traveling through Florence Saturday picked up a bag and gloves to clean up trash along the coast. Some volunteers make it a point to clean up the coast. “Well we like to … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Coastal Cleanup

EUGENE, Ore. — SOLVE’s annual Spring Beach Cleanup is happening Saturday. It draws thousands of people every year, working together to protect the health of our oceans and coastlines. Tons of trash that should be in the dumpster litters our beaches. It not only affects wildlife and the environment, but also the economy. That’s why … Continue reading »

OSU Researchers Warn of Erosion Dangers

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon State University say Oregon’s beaches are in jeopardy. With rising sea levels and a lack of new sediment coming in, bluffs and dunes on the coast are seeing more erosion. They say the central and northern shores are seeing more erosion than the southern Oregon coast. The researchers recommend … Continue reading »

Community Creates Art from Beach Trash

BANDON, Ore. – It’s estimated there’s 11 million tons of trash floating in the North Pacific Ocean. Every year, 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die getting tangled up in it. Progress to reduce ocean pollution is being made in Bandon on the south Oregon coast. One bottle, one flip-flop, one small piece of plastic … Continue reading »

Decomposed Hand Found Near Gearhart

GEARHART, Ore. — A retired police officer and his granddaughter found a human remain on the Oregon coast, Saturday. Around 8:45 p.m., the retired police officer was walking with his 9-year old granddaughter when they found a decomposed hand on a Gearhart area beach. Oregon State Police searched the area, but didn’t turn up any … Continue reading »

Woman Drowns at State Park

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — A sunny day on the beach turned tragic on Saturday when a woman drowned at the D River Wayside State Recreation Area. Oregon State Police say the woman and her 23-year-old daughter were going for a swim when they got caught up in a rip current. The daughter made it to … Continue reading »

Senators Introduce Tsunami Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s two U.S. senators are pushing legislation to help pay for tsunami debris cleanup on the West Coast. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, introduced the Tsunami Debris Cleanup Reimbursement Act on Thursday. If passed, it would give the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the … Continue reading »

Sea Lion Caves Celebrates Anniversary

FLORENCE, Ore. — More than 1,000 people headed to the Oregon Coast Saturday for the Sea Lion Cave’s 80th anniversary celebration. Tourists got to see hundreds of sea lions in their natural habitat. In honor of the anniversary, the Sea Lion Cave charged 25 cents for admission, the same price it charged when the cave … Continue reading »

Volunteers Help Spot Gray Whales

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s one of the biggest weeks on the Oregon Coast–and it’s happening right now. It’s Whale Watching Week. Wildlife enthusiasts are coming from all over the country to see the gray whales on their annual southward migration to Baja, Mexico. About 18,000 to 20,000 whales are expected to pass by the Oregon … Continue reading »

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