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Visiting Oregon’s Coastal Wetlands

WETLAND ECOSYSTEMS OFFER RECREATION AND WILDLIFE VIEWING WHILE PROVIDING IMPORTANT ECOSYSTEM SERVICES. STORY BY LAUREN ZATKOS People come from all over the country to visit Oregon’s beautiful coastline, with its gorgeous sea cliffs, picturesque island rocks, and famous fishing. But there are other aquatic habitats, just inland of the beach, […]

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Whales of Winter

The weather outside might be blustery—or not (you never know on the Oregon Coast!), but one phenomenon is assured—gray whales will be making their semi-annual journey along the Oregon Coast this winter. Anyone can watch the watery leviathans as they travel south to the Baja lagoons. The peak of the […]

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Forage For Mussels

Looking for a special culinary experience while visiting the Oregon Coast? Head for areas of exposed tidal rocks in search of a seldom-heralded seafood delicacy—mussels. STORY BY GRACE ELTING CASTLE Mussels have been a staple in the diet of coastal Natives probably from the beginning of time. The shells of […]