A proposal aimed at reducing travel time and passing more adult spring chinook salmon on the lower Snake River at Little Goose Dam was “elevated” to a higher task force for a decision this week at the interagency Technical Management Team meeting Wednesday, June 3.
An already low in-season forecast for spring chinook salmon was revised this week to 71,600 fish at the Columbia River mouth and only about 70,000 at Bonneville Dam, according to the U.S. v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee, which forecasts runs of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River.
The operators of a dam on the Crooked River in Central Oregon that was identified as a Fish Passage High Priority Barrier by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2019 is proposing to add about 3 megawatts of generating capacity to the dam, while offering mitigation in the river downstream of the dam.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week announced a new rule that Washington Department of Ecology says “would significantly restrict the role for states in protecting water quality within their borders by making major changes to Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act.”
The Center for Whale Research reported in January 2020 that L41, also known as “Mega”, is missing from L-pod -- one of three family groups of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales.
The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of tall willows in the park, according to a new Oregon State University-led study.
America’s marine economy, including goods and services, contributed about $373 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2018 and grew faster than the nation’s economy as a whole, according to the marine economy statistics released this week by two Department of Commerce agencies.
Warming ocean temperatures and acidification drastically reduce the skeletal strength and filter-feeding capacity of glass sponges, according to new University of British Columbia research.
Warming events are increasing in magnitude and severity, threatening many ecosystems worldwide. As the global temperatures continue to climb, it also raises uncertainties as to the relationship, prevalence, and spread of marine parasites and disease.