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Exploring Rocky Shores in Lincoln City
Published: 04/13/2018  Updated: 04/18/2018

On the Oregon Coast tidepool season is just around the corner, plan now to make the most of your adventure in Lincoln City.

Starting in spring and running through July the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau in partnership with CoastWatch, the volunteer division of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, will offer a free series of Tidepool Clinics. The first clinic is set for Saturday, April 21, at noon. Participants should plan on arriving 15 minutes early and be prepared for Oregon Coast weather.

During low tide periods when the water recedes along the beach, exposed rocks reveal small pools of water where colorful, exotic creatures reside. Sea stars live side by side with sea anemones and sea urchins, creating a cornucopia of colors that surrounds Oregon's rocky shores. These are just a few of the coastal marine creatures visitors can discover at the Lincoln City Tidepool Clinics.

Clinics are held at the NW 15th Street beach access, one of Lincoln City's most accessible locations for tide pool exploring on the Central Oregon Coast. Clinics begin with a brief orientation by local experts Fawn Custer, of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and Athena Crichton, of the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Custer and Crichton will be your guides and can help you identify the creatures you discover. Clinics last approximately one hour and participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback. Read more at 2018 Tidepool Clinics

What To Bring
In addition to bringing your curiosity and questions, plan on dressing in layers for Oregon Coast weather. Bring waterproof footwear and a rain jacket.

Beach Safety
Excursions on the Oregon Coast can get wet and slippery. Weather and ocean conditions can be unpredictable; practice caution at all times. This means never turning your back on the ocean, stay away from logs and keep children and pets near you at all times.

2018 Tidepool Clinic Dates

Saturday, April 21 at Noon
Saturday, May 5 at 11am
Wednesday May 16 at 8:30am
Saturday May 19 at 9:30am
Thursday, June 14 at 8:30am
Saturday, June 16 at 9am
Sunday, June 17 at 10am
Saturday, July 14 at 9am
Sunday, July 15 at 9am

To learn more about tidepool locations call (800) 452-2151 or visit Lincoln City Tidepooling for more information.

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