Story List

A rockfish reserve

An unusual partnership is brewing in the waters off Southern Oregon, and it might just make all the difference for a group of magnificent little fish.

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Only one ocean

Steve Van Zandt goes by Solar Steve when he’s writing songs and performing with the Banana Slug String Band. The group’s based in Santa Cruz, California, and they make music about science and conservation.

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Slick of oil

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill lasted three months. In July 2010, the wellhead was capped, and the oil finally stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. But the repercussions and the science? They’re far from over.

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Clams in a jam

Surf clamming has always been a hard business. But recently it’s gotten even harder, and the fishermen are bearing the brunt of the impact. All you have to do is talk to them to find out.

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A river runs through it all

The Columbia River of northwest Oregon is just caked with stories along its twists and bends. Stories of a natural system and a human system in coexistence, though sometimes uncomfortably so.

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Of bonds and blooms

Sometimes the ocean can be a threat to human health. Barb and Gary Kirkpatrick, a wife and husband scientist team, describe what they’re doing to notify the Florida public about red tides and harmful algal blooms.

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