Federal grant funds Oregon whale research

The state has landed a federal grant that will fund research into whale entanglement issues off the Oregon Coast.

The federal species recovery grant the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife received this month — a total of nearly $270,000 that spans three fiscal years — will allow researchers to delve deeper into research that looks at how to avoid conflicts between whales and fishing gear.

California, Oregon and Washington state have coordinated efforts to address conflicts between foraging whales and fishing gear, specifically commercial Dungeness crabbing gear.

The research in Oregon, conducted by Oregon State University in collaboration with the Coast Guard,

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