At 2:30 p.m. today, two Oregon Department of Fish and Wildife biologists, Steve Rumrill and Justin Ainsworth, inspected a boat that washed up Gleneden Beach earlier today. The boat is oriented hull up, and it is embedded in the sand with most of the hull exposed. The vessel is 30 feet long and the hull is an unusual design and appears to be a specialty design for some type of commercial fishing or aquaculture activity. The fiberglass hull is predominantly white with patches of blue bottom paint. The side of the vessel contains a 4″X12″ “YAMAHA” sticker, and the bow section contains some red painted characters.
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Newport, Oregon – The two sea turtles that washed ashore on the Oregon coast Monday December 17th have arrived for care at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The first was found in Seaside and the second washed ashore in Gearhart. Both turtles were taken to the Seaside Aquarium for care until transfer could be arranged.
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Bring binoculars for a chance to view gray whales during Winter Whale Watch Week, Dec. 26-30. “The 24 designated ‘Whale Watching Spoken Here’ sites were selected because they are some of the best viewpoints to spot the roughly 18,000 whales that cruise past Oregon on their annual southbound migration,” said Ian Fawley, Whale Watching Center interpretive ranger. Trained volunteers will be available at these sites along the coast 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. daily to help visitors learn about the whales’ migration and feeding habits, and offer tips on how to spot the whales.
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NEWPORT, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today that the opening of the ocean commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon will be delayed through Dec. 30.
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GARIBALDI, Ore. — Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi hosted its 2nd annual haunted house for charity at the Old Coast Guard Station in Garibaldi, Friday-Sunday evening.
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ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard towed a 90-foot fishing vessel to Astoria, Saturday, after an engine casualty rendered the vessel powerless Friday afternoon.
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NEWPORT, Ore. – Another phase of an initiative to restore an estuary on the Central Oregon coast will be wrapped up this month with the removal of a dike along Crowley Creek near Lincoln City.
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ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Vessel Boarding Security Team and the Oregon Army National Guard 102nd Civil Support Team are scheduled to train together in Astoria this week to prepare for potential chemical and or radiation threats posed by vessels entering the Columbia River.
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ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man who fell off a horse and became seriously injured approximately one mile south of Pacific City, Ore., Sunday.
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ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a 16-year-old boy stranded on a cliff approximately 3 miles northwest of Manzanita, Ore., Friday.
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