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Everything We Know About Richard Russell, the Man Who Stole and Crashed a Plane

The 29-year-old rambled about "sweet nothings" and doing "barrel rolls" to air traffic control before crashing the plane into an island in Washington.


Opioids Are Showing Up in Mussels in the Pacific Northwest

They won't get you high, but they do show just how much oxycodone is being consumed in the area.


The Geoduck Diver

Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is widely recognized for her pummeling drum chops. But at 37, the emerging marine biologist is making waves at the forefront of Native American STEM in an age of climate change and Trump.


Our Oceans Are Dying and Kelp Forests Might Be Their Only Hope

As humans burn fossil fuels and mow down forests with abandon, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere skyrockets—and it ends up in the ocean. Now, scientists are turning to kelp to suck up that CO2.


Why a Single Crab Has West Coast Researchers Worried

An invasive European green crab was found in Washington State's inland waters for the first time.


Why Your Salmon Fillet Could Be Full of Cocaine

Traces of over 80 drugs, including Advil, Prozac, and cocaine have been found in the tissue of salmon from the Puget Sound inlet near Seattle.


A 12-Year-Old Girl Is the Lone Survivor of a Rampage That Left Five Dead in Washington

Police are still trying to piece together what happened in a shooting that left several family members and a gunman dead in a small town west of Seattle.


Seattle-Area Salmon Are Loaded With Anti-Depressants and Other Drugs Thanks to Human Waste

Researchers have found high levels of pharmaceuticals in the waters and fish of Puget Sound — and that could cause problems for humans, too.


Two Undersea Robots are Saving Marine Life From Lost and Abandoned Fishing Nets

Now if only they could get rid of all the ocean's plastic next.