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TIDE POOL INFORMATION - Join us for an intertidal tour
SEA can lead you on a walk among the rocks on Bandon Beach near the Face Rock Wayside or Coquille Point. Other opportunities for exploring intertidal life exist at Sunset Bay near Charleston. Contact our office to set up a tour.
Best viewing times strongly depend on the tides. To plan ahead, here is a list of the days (usually mornings) for intertidal adventures that SEA believes are the best opportunities for viewing wildlife in daylight hours in 2013. This determination is generally based on the tides being at least -1.0 foot or lower after about 7-8 AM. Some organisms that are seen only a few hours per year are seen at these times.
Tides below -1 feet for 2013 are: April 26-29, May 24-29, June 22-27, July 21-25.
Tides below -2 feet for 2013 are: May 25-27, June 24-25 and July 23.
Tide forecasts may be obtained for numerous Oregon locations at Salt Water Tides and entering your desired location, month and date. You may also access tide forecasts posted on the website of the Hatfield Marine Science Center of Oregon State University at Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon: April - May - June - July - August
Tide corrections to the Hatfield MSC information for other locations are also listed at their website. For example, the correction for Bandon Beach at the Coquille River mouth in Bandon means that the low tide occurs 6 minutes earlier and has a height of 84% of the height shown for Yaquina Bay.