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Beautiful Blue Agate found while beachcombing on the Oregon Coast
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BlueAgateOver the years we have seen some agates from here on the coast resembling blue to a point but this one has them all beat.

This just happens to be of the finest color wise comparable only to some of the best Holley Blue agate also found here in Oregon.

Ken is one lucky dude that gets to spend his lunch hour beachcombing for agates on the Oregon Coast anywhere from Astoria to Brookings.

from Agates on the Oregon Coast Blog

 
Minus Tide is Agate Hunting time on the Oregon Coast
News

SaturdayTrophiesAgatesWe are now enjoying the rewards of the minus tides of spring here at the coast. Here is a photo of just a few of the treasures David of Salem found here in the Newport area beach combing with his family.

Editors Note: Upper left photo- possibly a blue agate, upper right possibly a lavender agate but all are beautiful pieces.

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RV'rs Head Home with treausures from the Oregon Coast
Newport

Driftwood on the Oregon Coast

driftwood-BeclectoDriftwood makes me swoon.I know its weird maybe, but it’s me. Plentiful driftwood, like one finds on the beautiful Oregon coast sends me to another dimension.

Driftwood I believe even inspires Mother Nature’s artistic spirit. She takes a raw log, a gnarly root and a bundle of branches or bark,bathes it with waves, polishes it with sand, then turns it out on a beach to let it bask in the sun to provide rich contrasts between light and dark.

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Beachcombing on the Oregon Coast for Japanese Glass Floats and Agatized Clams
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Original Japanese Glass Float

12inchGlassFloatBeachcombers Rusty & Lesia, of Bozeman, Montana were fast on their feet to find this beautiful bright green 12 inch Japanese glass fishing float. They were one of two couples that discovered this rare treasure at the same time.

This float is still complete with the fisherman's net or rope still attached and covered with barnacles to boot. We tried to move the barnacles aside to see if the fisherman's stamped logo was visible but no luck, the barnacles were too tightly entwined.
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Spring Beachcombing Treasures on the Oregon Coast
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by Agates On The Oregon Coast

Agates Spring BreakThe low tides of spring have blessed the beachcombers with many treasures this spring. We are in the midst of 6 weeks of spring break here on the Oregon Coast.

Local beachcomber Lisa, just found these beautiful trophies and a whole lot more than the camera could hold today. Upper left shows some of her fossils, the largest fossil is about 1/3 of a Musashia indurata shell, and various other shell fossils (I threw a quarter in the photo just for scale). The lower left shows some nice petrified wood scattered in among the agates.

from Agates on the Oregon Coast Blog

 
Beachcombing the Central Oregon Coast
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from Agates on the Oregon Coast Blog

Agate Hunting
Agate found on the central Oregon coast, this 3½ pound agate was just found by Newport residents Greg & Cheryl, it has yet to be cleaned more but upon close inspection it appears to be ice blue in color.
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Molting elephant seals on Oregon coast look bad, but best to leave them alone
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By Lori Tobias, The Oregonian

Oregonian PhotoDuring your beach walks this spring, should you happen upon an elephant seal breathing hard, missing patches of hair and spotted with sores, don't worry.

The critter's not dying; it just looks that way.

Now is the time of year when elephant seals begin to come ashore to molt, said Keith Chandler, director of the Seaside Aquarium, and they're not a pretty sight.

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It’s harbor seal pup time along the Oregon Coast
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March through June (peaks in May) is Harbor seal pup time along the Oregon Coast and beachcombers are likely to see them. The pups may look stranded but they are supposed to be there and they should not be touched. The mothers will not come to shore to feed them if humans are nearby and the pups can be easily separated from the mothers.

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Pocket Guide to Agates of the Oregon Coast
Newport

Agate Pocket GuideNEW Book by K.T. Myers and Richard L. Petrovic - This popular pocket guide to Agates of the Oregon Coast is the NEW comprehensive, easy-to-use full color illustrated guide of the what, where, when and how of information on agate, jasper, fossils and petrified wood commonly found on the Oregon Coast. This guide shows the specimens in their rough natural state and the cover shows them in all of their polished glory.

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Newport, Oregon - Fossil Fest - At Hatfield Marine Sciene Center
Newport

Hatfield Marine Fossil PhotoDid you know that geologists have recently discovered a reasonable source for the volcanic ash of the John Day formation?

You can learn about this and other recent discoveries in Oregon's geologic and fossil record at the HMSC's annual Fossil Fest.

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Lincoln City to hide Glass Floats and Glass Sand Dollars on the beach in February
Lincoln City

Glass Float in Lincoln CityBegun in 1999 to celebrate the Millennium, the float project has become an annual tradition. Each year the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau has sponsored Finders Keepers. Select glassblowers on the coast make special handcrafted signed and numbered glass floats.

Volunteers called "Float Fairies" put the floats out on the beach of Lincoln City, from the sands north of Chinook Winds Casino, down to the Taft area. It's up to the individual volunteers when and where. They are set in plain site, sometimes hidden behind obstructions, but easily seen and accessed. The thrill of finding one of these floats adds additional excitement to beachcombing.

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Oregon’s ocean ancestry makes for fossilized fun
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From the University of Oregon's Daily Emerald

New natural history exhibit showcases whale evolution with native Oregon fossils

Oregon Emerald photoUniversity junior and anthropology major Robert Divine spent his Friday night, unlike most students, removing dirt from a 14 million-year-old fossilized whale skull using a file and a tooth brush. “If you push too hard or slip, the whole fossil is potentially ruined,” Divine said as he slowly filed away dirt from the skull. “It’s very exciting and very nerve-wracking to work on this one-of-a-kind fossil.”

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