Science/Marine Life

Science/Marine Life

Piscine Celebrities of the Coast

STORY BY Kelsey Adkisson PHOTOS COURTESY Scott Groth A look at five fascinating species of fish that inhabit Oregon’s marine reserves. Deep beneath Oregon’s bone-chilling Pacific waters is a fish that grabs unlucky victims using razor-sharp teeth in its football-sized gaping mouth. Other fish, some of which live almost twice […]

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Coastal Marten’s Plight

STORY BY EMILY J. UHRIG  PHOTOS (EXCEPT WHERE NOTED) BY MARK LINNELL/US FOREST SERVICE PACIFIC NORTHWEST RESEARCH STATION The coastal marten, a small, rarely seen carnivore, is at risk of extinction. Scurrying through forests on Oregon’s central coast is a rare mammal few of us have ever seen, and with […]

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Harbor Seals

STORY BY JENNIFER GERVAIS  PHOTOS BY ROY W. LOWE Curious but shy, these pinnipeds spend time both in the water and on land. They are often seen “hauled out” on rocks or beaches, sleeping or basking in the sun. They decorate offshore rocks like salty bananas practicing yoga, balanced with […]