Wednesday December 1, 2021


A researcher studying the changes happening in the ocean off the Oregon coast called what he has seen unprecedented.

There has been mass die-off of species critical to our ocean and our fisheries.

Now an underwater mission is underway to find out what is happening.

It all began back in 2013 with a record-breaking marine heatwave. It became known as the “warm blob”. It was unusually warm water off Oregon’s coast that changed what kind of fish swam in our coastal waters.

Then came the dead zones. These were large areas of the ocean floor where sea-life suffocated due to lack of oxygen.

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