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Wild winter wonders to look for on Oregon coast

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 30th, 2013

Ghost forests are a semi-common find during winter's low sand levels. They can come and go quickly with the sand levels, however. Ghost forests are stumps of trees that have been buried under the sand. This stand of ghost forest trees at about 2000 years old, is visible year round in Neskowin. (Courtesy photo)

Winter on the Oregon coast means plenty of storms but that, in turn, means the most exciting and even strangest finds of the entire year. Oddities like whale burps and ocean burps are likely to be seen, and even rarer discoveries some 4,000 years old may be possible, as well. Also, whale watching is only just now winding down.

Agates are often a treasured and regular find after storms. Look for large gravel beds in the sand, as these will yield the goodies. This happens all over the coast.

For the complete article see the 01-30-2013 issue.

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