The Black Oystercatcher is a unique shorebird species that is a conspicuous and charismatic bird of the coast. Because of their small global population size, low reproductive rate, and reliance on rocky intertidal habitats, they are considered a “species of high conservation concern” and act as an indicator of intertidal ecosystem health. Click on the link below to get the full story. This important work could not be done without many volunteers and conscientious visitors to our rocky habitats who know the importance of keeping a respectful distance from all of our marvelous marine life!
Well, maybe you’d like to become one. If you don’t know what a “nurdle” is, please read the article below. This new crisis to our waterways and oceans is very real and VERY destructive. We are finding nurdles regularly on our beaches in Bandon. They are extremely dangerous to the fish in our oceans, so […]
I seldom think about noise in the world’s oceans. Do you? The image that comes to mind is a silent world – a diver gliding noiselessly through an underwater wonderland. But then again . . . . . . . . Read the article below and give it another thought.
It is fascinating to read about new discoveries that the scientific community is making. As these occur, the question becomes what to do with what we learn? And are the conclusions we make and the solutions we offer reliably accurate? Here’s an article that demonstrates the thinking and debate about what is generally becoming regarded […]