Susan Curington
Views of the Natural World
2 May 2019 - 29 May 2019 Ode to the Tides Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Oregon State University, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis OR
May 2nd Opening Reception 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Why Estuaries?

The exhibit focuses on the plants, animals, fish, land formations and the magic of estuaries and tide pools, the rich mixing zones where freshwater from the land meets salt water from the sea. This blend – also known as brackish water – creates a unique environment with abundant and diverse life. Estuaries gather nutrients from both land and sea, forming an ecosystem that contains more life per square inch than the richest Midwest farmland. Oregon’s 22 major estuaries are ecologically essential for many fish and wildlife species, including salmon, herring, flounder, crab, oysters, clams, wading birds, ducks, and otters, providing habitat for reproduction, rearing, resting and foraging.