Low tides reveal deep-water inhabitants of Oregon coast
From our friends at The Oregonian…
Like a curtain lifting from a stage, the tide sweeps back to reveal the players: thick-armed ochre sea stars, slippery mats of seaweed and clutches of green anemones shaped like rolled up socks in a drawer.
And as the tides receded even farther than usual this week at the Oregon coast, they unveiled another suite of sea creatures, some rarely seen by air-breathing visitors.
about author Rhiannon West Chamberlain
Rhiannon is a native Oregonian who grew up exploring the nooks and crannies of the Oregon Coast and daydreaming in Powell’s City of Books. She now lives in NE Portland with her husband and her new baby boy and looks forward to teaching him to love Oregon as much as she does. Rhiannon attended both the University of Oregon and Portland State University, where she studied Journalism and Mass Media. She claims to ‘bleed green’ and happily cheers for both the Ducks and the Vikings every chance she gets. In her free time, Rhiannon enjoys sipping Oregon Pinot, finding new restaurants, bargain hunting and trying new recipes – sometimes successfully. She has a child-like enthusiasm for trying new things and rediscovering old ones – such as skee-ball, mini golf, and big slides.
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