Look for Major Minus Tides on Oregon Coast in April
(Oregon Coast) – Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) officials say to look for some major minus tides happening in April.
The first of the bunch began on March 28, all generally happening in the early morning hours. But more will be happening April 10 – 13, and from April 24 through to the end of the month. They are the first low tides of the year, and more hours of daylight will make some prime times for checking tide pools. Some areas will be cleared of as much as ten feet of water in a few hours.
“Look for green anemones, hermit crabs, sea urchins, small fish, jelly fish, sea stars, pinkish corraline algae, lime green anemone, dark green sea lettuce, barnacles and other animals of the intertidal region," ODFW said in a recent release.
ODFW said you will find dozens of exceptional places around the Oregon coast to go tide pooling. Officials said in the Cannon Beach area there is Haystack Rocks and Hug Point. On the central Oregon coast, you'll find Seal Rock, Yachats State Recreation Area (or just about anywhere with 10 miles of Yachats), Strawberry Hill State Wayside and Neptune State Park. On the south coast, they pointed to Sunset Bay State Park, Cape Arago State Park and Cape Blanco State Park.
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, four miles north of Newport, has outstanding tide pools and rangers on hand to provide tours and answer questions.
You can find a full list of Oregon coast tide pool areas on the northern half of the state here.
ODFW officials urge to keep in safety in mind, however.
“Don’t turn your back on the ocean because a large wave may get you wet or worse.” ODFW said. “Also, stay off beach logs. They can roll in the surf and crush you.”
High surf can make tide pooling on the ocean beaches uncomfortable and dangerous, so try looking for wildlife in the mud flats of coastal bays and rivers. For more information see: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/shellfish/bayclams/watchable.asp
See tide tables for Seaside Weather - Cannon Beach - Manzanita - - Nehalem Bay / Wheeler - Rockaway -- Oceanside/Tillamook -- Pacific City -- Lincoln City - Depoe Bay Weather -- Newport -- Yachats - Florence
Tide pool life at Oceanside
More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....
More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....
LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles
Tsunami Walk, Tide Pools and Food at Cannon Beach, N. Oregon Coast Event
A potluck on August 20 also features a film about tsunami preparedness and what this shoreline could expect. Cannon Beach events
Taft's Sand Castle Contest Livens up Central Oregon Coast in August
The 13th is the day that boasts the Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest. Lincoln City events
Two Youths Rescued from Seaside's Surf, N. Oregon Coast; One Dead
Two teenage males were rescued from the surf on the north Oregon coast Thursday. Beach safety
Wild 'n Wacky on Oregon Coast: Freaky Facts, Fossils, Rumors
Fossil finds, bizarre plants, broken records to a curious if not laughable claim about a battle off these beaches. History, science
Workshop Prepares for Stunning Solar Eclipse on Central Oregon Coast in 2017
A group called Multiverse hosts an educational workshop on the total solar eclipse in Lincoln City
Forests, Bunkers and Bears, Oh My: Three Oregon Coast Hiking Hotspots
Or, hit the promontories and forest lands behind the beaches for some truly exhilarating exchanges with nature
Just What is Cape Kiwanda on Oregon's Coast? And Why It's Falling Apart
The curious geology of an Oregon landmark at Pacific City, what's been protecting it, and why it's disappearing more quickly now. Science
What Really Happened with the Crashed B-17 Bomber on N. Oregon Coast
One of the more spectacular bits of Oregon World War II history lays shrouded in the mists (and the dense trees) of Cape Lookout. Oceanside, history
What's Different About Summer Tide Pools on Oregon Coast; Including a Mystery
In a lot of ways, it is indeed tide pool season on the Oregon coast - but a different kind. Science, kids, Seaside Aquarium
Engage with Moths at North Oregon Coast Celebrations, Even at Night
Take a wild moth odyssey on the north Oregon coast as part of National Moth Week. Manzanita events
Oregon Coast History Museums Raise Part of Ship, Examine Privacy Issues
Two history museums on the Oregon coast are wrestling with these right now, with one putting on a special event in July. Tillamook events
Fishing Restrictions for Oregon Coast's Deep Waters Start Friday
Fishing outside the 20-fathom line will be closed in order to protect yelloweye rockfish
Oregon Coast Closures Coming: Razor Clamming, Highway 20 Overnight
Razor clamming will close this Friday, and some highway closures will soon begin east of Newport. Travel advice
Wealth of Wild Surprises, Shockers with N. Oregon Coast's Beach Discovery Pro...
Have some rollicking beach fun time and get your eyes widened in wonder all at once, Seaside events
Event Takes Close Look at N. Oregon Coast Archaeological Site
The recent archaeological work at a Chinook Indian village near the mouth of the Columbia River. Cannon Beach events
Back to Oregon Coast
Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted