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Tide Pool Tours: A World of Wonders

Posted by The Oregon Coast

If it’s possible to see the world in a grain of sand, just imagine what you can see in an Oregon Coast tide pool. The tidal zone is filled with curious creatures that have adapted to survival in harsh conditions — from hot sun to cold water and rough seas. Jewel-toned anemones, sea stars, crab, spiny urchin, snails, tube worms and jelly fish are among…

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