By Janet R. Aguilar
A team led by British Antarctic Survey has just returned from the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, as the last of three expeditions to investigate the recovery of whales a century after they were heavily exploited.
By Lynda V. Mapes, Seattle Times
It looked big. It looked bad. But the marine heat wave that threatened much of the West Coast in the fall of 2019 has mostly dissipated, at least at the surface.
Year-round monitoring provides new insight on an endangered whale population to strengthen management strategies for its recovery.See article at NOAA Fisheries
Washington State Climatologist Nick Bond will talk about the impacts that warming oceans and environmental degradation have on dwindling Northwest salmon populations at 3 p.m., at the Grand Coulee Public Library on Tuesday, Feb.Read more
By KUOW Staff
Rain across Western Washington is causing the region’s rivers, creeks, and roadways to significantly flood, as well as landslides.See article with videos at KUOW
Cook Inlet beluga whales are one of five beluga population stocks found in U.S. waters. They are the only beluga population listed under the Endangered Species Act.Continue reading at NOAA Fisheries
By Courtney Flatt, KUOW
Remember the first few weeks of January? Snow-covered mountain passes, closed highways.See article at KUOW
By Lester Black, The Stranger
We just finished the hottest decade ever recorded at Sea-Tac Airport—by a longshot.
By Rosie McCall, Newsweek
warm “blob” of hot water reported to have formed in the Pacific Ocean near New Zealand is making its way towards South America.