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Bruce Mate by Hannah O'Leary
News, Wildlife

A New Oregon License Plate

NEWPORT, Ore. – A new Oregon license plate, with the image of a gray whale mother and her calf, will be available at Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles offices throughout the state beginning on Feb. 1. “This is a wonderful way to support marine mammal conservation on a local and […]

History, News, Outdoor, Travel

Coos Bay Castaways

Story by Michael Shay In 1852, a schooner went off course and wrecked on Coos Bay’s North Spit. The survivors set up temporary shelter now known as Camp Castaway. “The vessel sprung a leak soon after we sailed from Benecia, California . . . and twelve men were detailed to […]

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Undersea Riches

Story by Emily Kolkemo A wonderland of flora and fauna lies beneath the waves of the coast’s five marine reserves—making them treasure troves for conservation and scientific research. I ease myself down a steep cliff dotted with purple lupine and stumble across a cobble beach to the eastern edge of […]