Hello... (State Of Oregon) I tried to call (Oregon State University) earlier to hopefully speak to an Oceanographer about my recent trip to Seaside Oregon.
Being from Honolulu & Northern California I am pretty familiar with the Ocean and the vast species it is a habitat for.
So, on a several day trip to Seaside, Oregon, I was astonished to see NO Marine Plants, NOTHING living at the High Tide Line and the complete lack of Mussels, Oysters, Plankton, Sea Lions, Sea Otters, Starfish, Crabs & 100s of other things I can't think to name.
It also seems there is no more Sea Weed, Kelp, and other Sea Plants.
Can someone please enlighten this OLD Man?
It looked ‘Biblical' in nature to me. I am Astonished, Concerned, and find it beyond belief how BARREN the stretch from Astoria, Oregon to almost Newport is. All the roadside stops, beaches and places that used to have LIFE in huge ABUNDANCE were BARREN and DESOLATE.
There were no Birds to speak of and just a couple dozen Sea Gulls on the Beach. There were NO BUGS, either. I looked for ANYTHING alive and only found a couple of land snails in the brush behind the hotel. The ONLY thing alive beside the People were the dogs at the Hotel.
I am serious, it was all eerily SILENT. The only thing that appeared alive was some sort of THING that was blue in color, round, a little bigger than a Silver Dollar and has a translucent ‘hood' it had raised. It was like a coin flipped on end. There were 2 of them. They were near High Tide line and the Tide was OUT.
The high tide line was littered with corpses of crabs, 2 or 3 of them, about 4 inches across. Just the tops of the shells were left, maybe a dozen and they were just about 2 inches across. If a Man was hoping to fish or eat from the Ocean now...HE will DIE.
OH...and there were NO BOATS…no Fishing Boats AT ALL...
Gene From Middleton, ID
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