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Photo of purple tide.

Shore Watchers Tracking Purple Tides

purpletide.jpg Numerous reports have been coming in concerning “purple water” or “a gelatinous purple mass” in the water. There have been sightings at Roads End, Neskowin and elsewhere (for example, see the latest mile report on Mile 253). We’re trying to help track this and discover what it is. CoastWatchers spotting anything purplish on the water or beach are...Read more
Volunteers setting up marine debris survey site.

Join CoastWatch for Upcoming Citizen Science Activities

marinedebris.jpg Volunteers are always needed for CoastWatch’s suite of citizen science surveys. Several opportunities are coming up to join one of these regular expeditions. You are welcome to come along just to help out on the occasion and learn about citizen science. You are also invited to join the team, or to get involved later at another location. For...Read more