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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.

 

Oregon Coast Scientist Gives Talk on Alarming Ocean Temperatures and the 'Blob'

Published 04/05/2015

(Manzanita, Oregon) – Monthly meetings in the north Oregon coast town of Manzanita always spotlight a fascinating presentation, and this month's Speaker Series of the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council brings a NOAA scientist on April 9. Dr. Bill Peterson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Senior Scientist, explores some engaging new territory in ocean science. He even examines something in the ocean that researchers have termed “the blob.”

Dr. Peterson

Dr. Peterson will look at how ocean condition data is used to predict salmon returns to the Columbia River. Dr. He will discuss his research on the correlation between physical and chemical ocean conditions, plankton biomass and species composition, and adult Chinook and coho counts at Bonneville Dam.

Recent ocean temperatures in the North Pacific have been anomalously warm with extreme salinity and zooplankton characteristics. What will this mean for salmon runs in 2015? If conditions continue, could we be facing a major environmental disaster in the upcoming years?

Dr. Peterson said there is an extensive and on-going - about 20 years worth - series of temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen, along with biomass and species composition of the plankton and krill at seven stations across the continental shelf and slope off Newport, Oregon. These data have been collected twice-monthly since 1996.

The physical and biological data along with data on the state of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and El Nino-Southern Oscillation characterize "ocean conditions" off Washington and Oregon. These measurements are then correlated with counts of adult Chinook and coho salmon passing upriver through Bonneville Dam. This information can be used to predict future returns of spring Chinook salmon in the next two years.

For the past 18 months, the North Pacific Ocean has been anomalously warming (up to +4.5°C above average). Values during summer 2014 were 1.5°C warmer than ever observed.

In late September 2014, this warm water mass, referred to as “the blob,” moved onshore, flooding the continental shelf with waters that were + 2°C about normal. Scientists were alarmed to discover that shelf waters off Newport, Oregon had higher temperatures and salinity and zooplankton characteristics than ever before. This “Blob” does not follow warmer water events like El Nino, according to Dr. Peterson's findings.

“In essence we are now experiencing a major 'El Niño-like' event,” he said. “NOAA’s climate models predict that the warm water will remain in place through at least summer/autumn 2015, thus we should expect the coastal ecosystem to respond as if a major El Niño were upon us. Bottom Line: we would be looking at a major environmental disaster this year and next.”

Dr. Peterson talks at 7 pm at the Pine Grove Community House, 225 Landed Ave, Manzanita, Oregon. Doors open at 6:30 pm. (503) 368-7424.

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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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