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1000's of Dead Fish on N. Oregon Coast Also Means Science Surprises

Published 07/29/2014

(Seaside, Oregon) – Thousands of tiny fish are dying in the waterways of the north Oregon coast town of Seaside, clogging the Necanicum River with the bodies of anchovies, from the ocean's entrance and estuary through parts of downtown. It's creating a smelly, stinky mess, but it's also creating a major field day for bird watchers. (Photos courtesy Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium, unless otherwise credited).

The irony: it's a sign that local anchovy populations are doing well. But stranger still: this could be a sign of a trippy sight seen on the beaches at night.

Tiffany Boothe of Seaside Aquarium said the sight is not that unusual. It happens every few years in this area. Local populations of anchovies swell to such numbers they deplete the oxygen in the river and choke to death. This particular incident is a bit unusual, since normally the fish die-offs don't go far beyond the mouth of the Necanicum River and its estuary.

“Every few years the local anchovy run is so large that when they enter into the rivers they deplete the oxygen and many of them perish,” Boothe said. “This is what is occurring now along the Necanicum River. It may not seem like it but this is a sign that the anchovies along our coastline are doing good. It also provides a lot of food for birds and marine mammals.”

Indeed, like previous years, this means a huge spectacle of birds like pelicans and seagulls attacking the river and waterways as they pick off the fishy morsels.

Masses of anchovies in 2007, photo courtesy Tom Horning

Boothe said bird lovers will love the mouth of the Necanicum on the northern end of town.

“Here you will find numerous pelicans, blue herons, cormorants, and hundreds of seagulls all feeding on the anchovies,” Boothe said.

When there is a big run of anchovies, this in turn can be a sign of a large upwelling from deeper in the ocean. These incidents of colder water from below bring up more nutrients, which attracts the next step in the Pacific Ocean's food chain – the baitfish.

Some years, the fish are still alive and manage to cause a raucous with the birds. One such event in August of 2007 was so wild that the fish actually hopped out of the water at times.

Such cold upwellings from the ocean can also be a sign of other interesting aspects to look for, like the “glowing sand” phenomenon at night on the beaches. This is where tiny, greenish blue sparks can be seen at your feet, usually in the wet sand, on a very dark beach.

These are caused by a form of phytoplankton called dinoflagellates which are bioluminescent, like fireflies. They often appear in huge numbers this time of year anyway, but such an occurrence of lots of baitfish can also be a sign that the glowing creatures are in abundance as well.

Seaside's estuary photo below: Oregon Coast Beach Connection

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A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.

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Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

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