A new study reveales that the record low snowpack levels in the western-most region of the continental U.S. last 2015 were most likely caused by high temperature.
In a series of marine-disease studies, researchers have for the first time linked warming oceans to the rise of lobster shell disease in New England and to the sea star wasting disease plaguing the U.S. West Coast.
When snow finally makes a smooth palette for finding rare gray wolves' pawprints, Washington state biologists find it easiest to track them. The end of the year is the biggest time for measuring the endangered wolves' numbers.
Californian sea lions exposed to lethal doses of an algal toxin known as domoic acid are suffering from brain damage and memory loss.
The toothy apex predators, killer whales aka orcas, have a family side. A new calf was born off the coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia a few years ago. All calves live their lives near mothers or grandmothers, in matrilineal pods.
More and larger fish have resulted just outside preserved areas on the California coast near Santa Barbara, according to data from monitoring the area for more than 10 years.
One of the transponders that a Japanese university released between 2011 and 2013 is sought on Vancouver Island, in western British Columbia.
A toxic algae bloom is spreading along the West Coast, and it may be the largest one scientists have ever seen.
It's no secret that North America has seen some pretty odd weather recently. No, it's not nearly as disastrous as some excitable folks on Twitter make it out to be, but it is odd enough for the NOAA and meteorological associations to take notice. Now new research has revealed that a natural phenomenon called "The Blob" might be a primary cause behind this weird weather.
It's no secret that climate change has been affecting our oceans, with things like warming surface temperatures and rising acidity affecting various species across the world. Now a new report has revealed that the West Coast of North America may be feeling changes so intense that it is altering the overall productivity of local waters, leading to a reduction in marine species spanning from seabirds to salmon.
The Kelp Watch 2014 project announced Wednesday that the West Coast shoreline, including kelp forests, harbors no radiation contamination as a result of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.