Washington's Coast
Washington State Department of Ecology

BEACHES
ANIMALS
PLANTS
Jagged Island, Washington's northern coast
Sand beach, Fort Canby State Park Beaches
North: rock and rolling waves
Central: cobbles and cliffs
South: sand and surf
Beach basics: parts of the beach
Drift: how sand moves

Shorebird migration, Bowerman Basin, Grays Harbor Animals
Snowy Plover: saving a shorebird
Gray whale: close to the coast
Humpback whale: song of the sea
Oregon silverspot butterfly: violet visitor
Razor clam: surf and shellfish
Green crab: concerns about crab

European beachgrass Plants
Spartina: taking over tide flats
Beachgrass: shaping the shore
Sitka spruce: foggy forests
Dune plants: tough but fragile


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