Beach Sands - What they are made of While walking the Netarts and Oceanside beaches, you may have noticed our local sands are not all the same. They come in different colors. Click here for more information!
Beach Sands - Sand Bubbles and Sand Mounds When you walk along the sandy beach and watch the waves flow onto dry sand during an incoming tide, you may notice hundreds of small mounds and round holes that form as the wave recedes.
Beach Sands - Sand Trees and Squeaky Sand What causes these strange patterns in the sand? Why does sand squeak when we walk on it? Click here for more information!
Coastal Headlands of Cape Mears and Cape Lookout Geologists have only recently unraveled the mysteries of the origin of the rock found in the Cape Mears and Cape Lookout headlands. Click here for more information!
Coastal Soils The parent material for many of the forest soils found between Cape Mears and Cape Lookout is dominated by volcanic ash, andisols as they are called in the world of soil taxonomy. Click here for more information!