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Taste of the Intertidal

  • OSU Field Station above Port Orford Sustainable Seafood 444 Jackson Street Port Orford, OR 97465 (map)

Cost: $25

Image courtesy Matthey Brodeur/Unsplash

Image courtesy Matthey Brodeur/Unsplash

In that rocky, ocean-sprayed space between the waves, a variety of tasty organisms evolved to endure the pounding seas. Join this marine biologist-guided hike and foraging adventure along the intertidal zone, where we'll learn about animals and plants living in this high-energy zone, examine them further—and yes, taste a few succulent denizens fresh from the sea. 

Experience Notes

  • Buy permits separately.

  • Dress for the weather and prepare to get your feet wet. Consider wearing rubber boots, if you like. 

  • Meet at the Field Station to begin the adventure

Meet Your Southern Oregon Coast Host
Tom Calvanese is a marine biologist, waterman, and coastal forager, with a talent for finding the tastiest denizens of the intertidal zone. He has lived in Port Orford for eight years, where he manages the Port Orford Field Station for Oregon State University's Marine Studies Initiative.

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