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All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly

Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly.

Inn at Wecoma Lincoln City.  Sleek, modern design w some partial ocean views, balconies and fireplaces. Spacious guestrooms w/ microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, free continental breakfast.  Indoor pool and a hot tub. W-fi, fitness room, business center, and located within walking distance to finest restaurants. 867-sq-foot conference room for business meetings or large social events. Some pet friendly.

Suites, duplex units, houses for 2-8 people. Close to everything. All units w/ kitchens; many have fireplaces, decks, jetted tubs. Robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities and more. Award-winning flowers. Featured on Travel Channel.

 

Purple Jellyfish and Purple Predators Strand on Oregon Coast

Published 03/31/2015

(Oregon Coast) – Some surreal stuff has hit the beaches in recent days, thanks to heavy west winds from earlier in the week. Gobs of weird, translucent little jellyfish have washed up, turning the sands of the Oregon coast into a blanket of purple. Reports have come in from just about every sandy beach in the region. But also coming up are creatures that eat them. (photo above by Tiffany Boothe of Seaside Aquarium).

They're called Purple Sails, but they're not the weirdest part of this tale. Following them onshore are their tinier predators, a freaky little snail called a Violet Snail which actually feeds on the Purple Sails while on the ocean.

Thousands of them are being found on just about every beach along the coastline.

Tiffany Boothe, of the Seaside Aquarium, was among the first to report them in the Seaside area. Her photos show the sheer numbers.

Down on the central coast, at Tillicum Campground near Yachats, a volunteer member of CoastWarch joined in the beach cleanup activities on Saturday and noticed a massive amount of them that day.

“The Beached by-the-Wind Sailors were not nearly as numerous as I remember them being last year,” the volunteer said on the organization's online reports.

Charlie Plybon, of Oregon's Surfrider Foundation, also noted enormous numbers in the Newport area.

He noticed something else, however. (Above: Charlie Plybon's photo of a Violet Snail.)

A tiny snail that's also purple, called violet snails, has followed the velella velella onshore. These are predators of the larger Purple Sails – and they sound like something out of an alien movie.

“Also known as 'storm snails' or 'violet snails,' they make a cool bubble raft, float pelagically and feed on the velellas,” Plybon said.

Their genus name is Janthina. Plybon snapped a picture of one on a Newport beach, which illustrates just how small they are.

All this activity can be traced to the west winds earlier in the week. See the article on Odd Things to Look for After a Storm. Those winds force things inland.

“It's all due to that shift in southerly weather we had,” Plybon said.

Boothe said the velella velella have a clear “sail” that catches the wind and pushes them across the ocean surface. They are fairly common off these waters, but it takes a sizable west wind push to get them on land.

Once washed ashore, they can have another predator – although they die fairly quickly. They soon become food for a variety of beach-dwelling creatures. If they aren't eaten soon, they dry into the translucent “sails” you see on the beach. Then they start to have the unpleasant after effect of smelling pretty nasty. The beaches can have an ugly, fishy stink until they disappear.

They somewhat disappeared for several years until last year, showing not very often between 2007 and 2013. You'd find strandings fairly regularly between 1999 and 2005, and this would create an awful and stifling stink along the beaches when it happened. Several times in the spring and early summer you had to keep your window closed while driving 101.

Boothe described what velella velella eat.

“Purple Sails do not sting their prey; they capture their food with small sticky tentacles,” she said. “Velellas feed on fish eggs and small planktonic copepods. They can reach a size of 4 inches in length and 3 inches in width.”

Photos below by Tiffany Boothe of Seaside Aquarium.

 

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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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Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.
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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