Curious News Items from Oregon Coast - the Latest

Much has happened on the Oregon coast lately, including a fight for cancer in Lincoln City, the Seaside Aquarium gives birth to literally thousands of creatures, a look at the galaxy from the perspective of Cannon Beach, and why elk and pelicans are a big deal right now. You can also get a preview of August events in Seaside, Astoria, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Tillamook, Garibaldi, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Yachats, Florence, Waldport and Newport.

What's up with gas prices? Well, that's not good news. But in better news: the state is holding a photo contest, ODFW wants your photos of fun on the beach or in the forests, and there's a new attraction in Newport for history buffs.

Take a look below, or see the front page of Oregon Coast Beach Connection.

N. Oregon Coast Facility Gives Birth to Thousands of Freaky Critters A trifecta of funky finds on the north Oregon coast, as the Seaside Aquarium is giving birth to literally thousands of new creatures

Central Oregon Coast Joins Battle Against Cancer In August, the town hosts the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Lincoln City and the Relay's Got Talent

N. Oregon Coast August Preview: Events in Tillamook County, Manzanita, Pacific City This part of the north Oregon coast includes Tillamook Bay towns of Tillamook and Garibaldi, and the Nehalem Bay area villages of Manzanita, Rockaway Beach, Nehalem and Wheeler

Cannon Beach Astronomy: Oregon Coast Nighttime Photo Essay There is no supercollider here, jamming odd particles into the waves of the Pacific Ocean. There's no major radio telescope or high-altitude array mapping out black holes

Pelican and Big Elk Making a Splash on Oregon Coast Don't look now but plenty of elk may be watching you from the forests of the Oregon coast, along with pelicans

N. Oregon Coast in August: Seaside, Cannon Beach Serious amounts of beachy fun are to be had on the north Oregon coast in the towns of Seaside and Cannon Beach come late summer

Lincoln City Events Preview: Central Oregon Coast in August August really heats up on the central Oregon coast, especially in Lincoln City.

Central Oregon Coast Summer: Yachats, Florence August Events Preview Oh, the fun of late summer, as August brings wine, song, dance, food and outdoor events to this part of the central Oregon coast

Central Oregon Coast Town Looks to Get Plants Adopted The Connie Hansen Garden in Lincoln City will be holding its Orphan plant sale on Saturday, July 27

North Oregon Coast August Preview: Astoria Events There may be tons of history on this part of the north Oregon coast but the fun in August is thoroughly modern

Gas Prices on the Rise in Oregon, on the Coast The Oregon office of the AAA is saying gas prices are on a quick trajectory upwards this week and will remain higher through the summer

Oregon Coast News Alerts: Clamming Closure, New Attraction, Historic Artifact Leaves One historical artifact leaves the coast, another history museum opens up, and part of Oregon's beaches are closed to clamming for a few months

Oregon's Wildlife Department Wants Your Coast, River Photos You can now share your summertime fishing, clamming and tidepooling photos with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Central Oregon Coast August Preview: Newport Lots of fun, sun and sand are available on the central coast in August, but Newport and Depoe Bay provide plenty of other distractions

What You Missed on Central Oregon Coast This Week Sun, fun and sand – lots of sand – have been on the menu on the central Oregon coast all week

Oregon Officials Hold Photo Contest to Celebrate the Coast Got a fantastic shot of your family on the Oregon coast – either recently or an oldie historic one?

New Attraction on Central Oregon Coast: Maritime Museum in Newport The Lincoln County Historical Society has opened up the Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center right on Newport's buzzing waterfront.

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Covering 180 miles of Oregon Coast Travel, Entertainment and Science: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats and Florence.

Officials Issue High Wave Warnings for Oregon Coast This Weekend
Huge waves and some big winds are coming to the Oregon coast this Columbus Day holiday weekend

Small Quake Off Oregon Coast, Depoe Bay; No Tsunami Alert
A small earthquake shook the ocean floor about 5:29 p.m. this evening, clocking in at a magnitude 3.9

Three Central Oregon Coast Beaches Near Yachats Full of Finds, Surprises
Along one 20-mile stretch of central Oregon coast, don't be surprised if you're surprised - a lot

A Look at Oregon Coast Marine Debris, King Tides
A discussion about marine debris along the Oregon coast and a call for help about documenting king tides. Yachats events

Central Oregon Coast Birds and Wildlife Events
One is a presentation on some wildlife; and the other a field trip to look for birds. Lincoln City events, Newport events

Unknown But Astounding on Oregon Coast: Tiny Arch Cape
Don't blink or you'll miss the lovely little beach interlude known as Arch Cape, near Cannon Beach

Glass Floats Galore Return to Central Oregon Coast, Lincoln City
It's another colorful season of their revered event, Finders Keepers. Lincoln City events

Bright Planets, Meteor Shower in October for Oregon, Coast, Portland
Venus, Jupiter, Mars and the Orionid meteor showers in October

Electronica Fest a First for Oregon Coast
Six artists and seven hours of live looping at the center starting at 5 pm on Sunday, October 18

Parties with Food, Science, Nature and Music on N. Oregon Coast
The annual Harvest Festival happens on October 3, and a talk about Oregon's forests is on October 8

Oregon Coast in WWII: Lincoln City's Submarine Lookout
One historic home in Lincoln City sat perched on the cliffs of the Nelscott district during World War II and kept an eye on the seas

Oregon Coast This Weekend: Red Eclipse, Bright Planets, Whales
It's one heck of a show in the skies and on the ocean waters this weekend

Huge Number of Whale Sightings on Oregon Coast Now; Rarities Too
Whales are in abundance all up and down the Oregon coast, and showing up in some unexpected places

Oregon Coast Presentations on El Nino, Birds, Marine Debris, the Blob
October 1 and 2 present some unique learning opportunities on two parts of the Oregon coast

Scientists: Erosion, Winter Storms Could Worsen Around World, Oregon Coast
El Nino and La Nina events may worsen storms and their erosional effects on more continents than just North America

Oregon Coast Razor Clamming Stays Shut Down Indefinitely
Normally, razor clamming reopens on October 1 in Clatsop County beaches

Semi-Hidden Sides of Two Oregon Coast Hotspots
Busy and abuzz are the two words you can often apply to the north Oregon coast hotspots of Cannon Beach and Seaside

Humpback Whales Linger Close on N. Oregon Coast, Cannon Beach
Some new sightings of them cavorting quite close to Cannon Beach's Haystack Rock and Needles.

SOLVE Cleanup: Few Oddities, Cleanest Oregon Coast in Years
Over 5,000 dedicated volunteers came out, collecting an estimated 55,000 pounds of trash

Latest Astronomy Finds from Hubble: Early Stars, Beast Galaxy
A host of new discoveries is helping us to understand more about the early years after the Big Bang and a new 'beast' of a galaxy

Eugene Winery Expands to Central Oregon Coast
Eugene's Noble Estate Vineyard and Winery is opening up a new tasting room this weekend in Newport

N. Oregon Coast Travel Tips: Marvels of Manzanita Area are Many
A towering mountain smothered in mystery, miles and miles of immaculate sand and a really long spit

Colossal Kite Festival on Central Oregon Coast a Star-Spangled Affai
The 37th Annual Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival is coming up on October 10 and 11, from 10am to 4pm. Lincoln City events

Eclipse, Reddish Super Moon Above Portland, Oregon, the Coast
A Super Moon (which also brings a super red and orange moon), a lunar eclipse, and the autumnal equinox

Oregon Coast Storm Unearths An Interesting Critter
Weird little critters called burrowing sea cucumbers (Leptosynapta clarki) were suddenly found in abundance along the north Oregon coast

Free Kayak Tours of N. Oregon Coast's Netarts Bay
Look for two free kayak boat tours of Netarts Bay on Saturday, September 19

Shark May Pose Problem to Surfers on N. Oregon Coast
The general public is in no danger while wading in the breakers, but surfers are cautioned

What You Don't Know About Oregon Coast Weather: Second Summer
September and early October are actually the warmest time of the year on the Oregon coast, according to scientists and local officials

Marvels of Mushrooms at Central Oregon Coast Cook-Off, Oct. 3
That day, prepare your palate for the 7th Annual Wild Mushroom Cook-Off, held at Lincoln City's Culinary Center

SOLVE's Oregon Coast Beach Cleanup Coming September 19
SOLVE is looking more volunteers for this event, looking to clean up Oregon's waterways and take care of its parks, neighborhoods, and natural areas



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