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Towing the Line

The Pacific Ocean west of Newport is among the most well studied seas on the planet. It still has secrets to tell.

Changes in the Wind

Melting glaciers and crumbling ice sheets are contributing to sea-level rise across the globe, says Oregon State geologist Peter Clark.

Predation in a Patchy Sea

The implications for the endangered blue whale (and, by extension, other marine predators) are clear. If they’re disturbed during intense, deep-water feeding, it could have consequences for their fitness, overall health and reproductive viability over time.