Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

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Gelatinous sea creatures wash up in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — The same gelatinous sea creatures that clogged the intake at California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant last spring have shown up this winter on the Washington coast, marine life experts say.

02/22/2013

70-foot-long dock with Japanese lettering that washed ashore on Agate Beach, Newport, Oregon in June 2012. (AP Photo)

Officials checking dock ashore in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — A dock that apparently was ripped away from Japanese waters by a tsunami and drifted for more than a year-and-a-half across 5,000 miles of the Pacific washed ashore on one of the most remote beaches on the U.S. west coast.

12/20/2012

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