Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Ocean

28
Aug
17

Land’s end at Baja Sur

looking out at Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California

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20
Jan
17

point of land…

on the Oregon coast where the Salmon River enters the Pacific Ocean.

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01
May
15

Undersea Volcano Erupting….

off the Oregon~Washington coast (Axial Seamount). Nature always full of surprises...read here

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Axial Seamount, 2011 Image

02
Oct
14

Oregon’s Siletz Bay: At the Mouth

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Yesterday, I stood at the mouth of Siletz Bay (Oregon) where Chinook and Coho Salmon were surging into the bay from the Pacific Ocean. The weather was balmy. Not a hint of rain. Further into the tidewaters of local rivers the salmon are kegged up, waiting to move upriver to spawn. Rain is needed to flush the fish upward out of the tidewaters.

But, the fishing was good yesterday right at the mouth of Siletz Bay. The surf pounding just off the mouth of the bay was beautiful. The quieter water, just inside the mouth, was teaming with surging salmon.

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Mouth of Siletz Bay and my position.

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My friend, Jimmy Keitges, doubled back today and caught a Coho and a Chinook!!!
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18
Aug
13

Fukushima & The Pacific Ocean’s Damage?

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There seems to me to be so much alarmism over so many alleged man made ‘disasters’ and cooking the numbers to substantiate the alleged disasters. So the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster might just be one of those disasters that truly is a looming crisis in the decades ahead. 

“Over the coming years, this ongoing disaster could potentially affect the health of millions upon millions of people living in the northern hemisphere, and the sad thing is that a lot of those people will never even know the true cause of their health problems.”

“Overall, the Fukushima nuclear facility originally contained a whopping 1760 tons of nuclear material. That is a massive amount of nuclear material.  Chernobyl only contained 180 tons.”

“And of course the crisis at Fukushima could be made even worse at any moment by a major earthquake.  In fact, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit northern Japan on Sunday.”

24
Jul
12

Imagination and the Sunset

 

The image of the beautiful sunset over the Pacific ocean suggests what? A warm, tropical day along the Mexican coast? A cool, breezy moment off the Oregon coast? When I look at this shot, I always think warmth and feeling healthy and content. Of course, it was taken on a rather cool, sunny day on the Oregon coast. Sometimes sunny, rarely warm, always beautiful.

 

12
Jul
12

Deschutes River Passage: Restoring Runs & What All Goes Into It.

“A 12-pound male salmon, one of thousands of Chinook that biologists and volunteers released into the Upper Deschutes tributaries above the Pelton-Round Butte Hydro Project in 2008, has made history. It’s the first fish to return. A fish with its right maxillary bone clipped — a marker indicating it was released in the Upper Deschutes tributaries, swam into the Pelton fish trap on May 25. The fish had migrated down the Deschutes River in 2009, spent two years in the Pacific Ocean and swam up the Columbia River and 100 miles up the Deschutes.”                                                                                                                   

The first Chinook to return to a release area of the upper Deschutes River.

The Deschutes Passage has been an interesting project to study on many levels. The passage way construction, introduction of steelhead and salmon fry into upper tributaries of the Crooked, Metolius and Deschutes Rivers, habitat reconstruction, club participations, stream flow efforts….all the associated issues with getting Steelhead and Salmon to return above Pelton Dam. It is worth going back and reviewing the news releases and ‘science’ behind this 15 year long project if you have any interest in stream restorations or ocean going species. This returning fish is not new info. The piece is over a year old, but the project as a whole is worth digging into including recent news of some concern about the sockeye run.

 Deschutes River Passage   The archives of the Bend Bulletin might be useful also



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