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Mar 5, 2013 at 12:54 PM PDT
Scientists from Oregon State University, who have examined more than three dozen pieces of debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami that have washed ashore on the Northwest coast, say the potential damage from invasive species may not be known for years.
Feb 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM PDT
A new exhibit featuring a portion of a dock that washed ashore near Newport more than a year after the devastating March 2011 Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami will open on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine...
Aug 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM PDT
Two pieces of a concrete dock that floated from Japan to an Oregon beach have been loaded onto trucks and carried away to be salvaged.
Aug 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM PDT
After some initial glitches, work went smoothly Friday on cutting up the box-car sized concrete dock that floated up on an Oregon beach after breaking loose from a Japanese fishing port during last year's tsunami.
Aug 1, 2012 at 9:50 AM PDT
The 66-foot long dock, which is almost 20 feet wide and 7 feet high and mostly made of concrete, broke loose from moorings in Japan during the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the island nation in March of 2011.
Jul 24, 2012 at 9:28 AM PDT
Officials are monitoring a large piece of possible tsunami debris that appears to be a barge about 25 miles off Washington state's coast.
Jul 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM PDT
A picture posted on a Tillamook newspaper's Facebook page that prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to search for possible Japan tsunami debris turned out to be just one big misunderstanding between friends.
Jun 19, 2012 at 5:05 PM PDT
On Tuesday, NOAA officials confirmed the boat that washed ashore at Cape Disappointment last week was indeed from Japan and floated out to see in the tsunami. Also on Tuesday, officials in Oregon announced their plan to remove a large dock that washed ashore in Newport.
Jun 9, 2012 at 9:12 AM PDT
Scientists worry that tsunami debris from Japan represents a whole new way for invasive species of seaweed, crabs and other marine organisms to break the earth's natural barriers and further muck up the West Coast's marine environments.
Jun 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM PDT
A ship conducting a fisheries survey for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found a half-dozen floats with Japanese writing on them off the coast near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Jun 7, 2012 at 6:36 AM PDT
"This is a very clear threat," said John Chapman, a research scientist at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Ore., where the dock float washed up early Tuesday morning. Officials have decided to remove the plants...
Jun 5, 2012 at 6:03 PM PDT
Wednesday afternoon, Chris Havel with Oregon Parks and Recreation sent out a short statement by email that said "The Japanese consulate has confirmed that the dock washed ashore at Agate Beach is debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan."