Pacific Ocean warms up along Oregon Coast, drawing unusual visitors | OregonLive.com

http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/bill_monroe/index.ssf/2015/03/pacific_ocean_warms_up_along_o.html By Eric Barker Lewiston Tribune (Contributed through the regional Outdoor News Group) Over the past five months, Bill Peterson has found a dozen warm-water species of copepods — tiny, energy-rich organisms at the base of the marine food chain — during his biweekly surveys off the Oregon Coast. The senior scientist for the National…