Oceanside Tidepool Exploration

July 25, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site
Tillamook, OR
Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea (WEBS)

Colorful nudibranch found in a tide pool. | Photo from Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS

What amazing creatures are lurking at the water’s edge? This Oceanside event will give you an opportunity to see.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the shoreline at Oceanside, Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea (WEBS) staff and volunteers will be onsite in the tidepools helping visitors understand what is living along the coastal edge. Learn about anemone clone wars, how a sea star eats, or how hermit crabs steal shell homes from other crabs! From seaweeds to sculpin fish, there is an otherworldly place to discover close to home. Look for their WEBS t-shirts and let them guide you through the tidepools.  The event is free and open to everyone.

It is recommended that you wear boots or bring a change of shoes. Flip-flops are never ideal for exploring tidepools. Be prepared for Oregon coast weather.

Let them them know you are coming by registering here. They expect people to come and go, but they have have no limit on size at this time. They will help as many people as possible and lend resources for you to make your own discoveries.

Questions? Contact Chrissy Smith at [email protected] or call 541-231-8041.