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2014-08-12 16:25:11

-- Killing Keiko, available August 14, recounts heartbreaking abuse and death of whale who inspired the world -- ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a scene etched in the minds of movie-goers: a captive killer whale vaults over a jetty to the open ocean, free at last to join his family in the wild. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140812/135493 In real life, however, Free Willy's fairy-tale ending never came true. Despite international attention and tens of...

Sea Star Disease Epidemic Surges In Oregon
2014-06-06 03:36:07

Oregon State University Just in the past two weeks, the incidence of sea star wasting syndrome has exploded along the Oregon Coast and created an epidemic of historic magnitude, one that threatens to decimate the entire population of purple ochre sea stars. Prior to this, Oregon had been the only part of the West Coast that had been largely spared this devastating disease. The ochre sea star, which is the species most heavily affected by the disease in the intertidal zone, may be...

2014-06-05 08:25:41

FLORENCE, Ore., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new campaign launched by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce invites visitors to come to the scenic Oregon Coast to experience the many "uncurbed" adventures available along 20 miles of beautiful coastline. With more adventure travelers seeking excitement, the area is becoming popular as an overnight destination offering thrilling activities for all ages. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140604/94631 Photo -...

2011-08-16 16:17:00

COOS BAY, Ore., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ARG Trans (www.argtrans.com) has signed an interim contract with the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay to operate the Coos Bay rail line, known as Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR). ARG Trans also announced the appointment of Tom Foster as CBR's general manager. ARG Trans President Scott Parkinson said, "We are excited to partner with the Port to operate the Coos Bay Rail Link and develop business opportunities that will create jobs and enhance the...

2011-08-15 00:00:29

The Amgen People's Coast Classic Event, September 11 - 16, 2011 starts 30 day countdown to 2nd annual event, space still available. Somerville, MA (PRWEB) August 14, 2011 Award-winning cycling tour operator DuVine Adventures announces today that the 2nd Annual Amgen People's Coast Classic Event starts on September 11, 2011 "“ just 30 days away. Organizers of the ride are providing weekly updates for all participants including an introduction video and a comprehensive video...

2011-08-10 11:15:00

US scientists from Oregon and New York, who have been monitoring the Axial Seamount, an undersea volcano located 250 miles off the Oregon coast, said on Tuesday that they have successfully predicted an eruption for the first time. The team of scientists forecast the eruption beginning about five years ago, predicting the volcano, which last erupted in 1998, would erupt again sometime before 2014. This marks the first successful prediction of eruption of an undersea volcano. During an...

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