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Nearshore Species in Oregon

rocky intertidal
Rocky Intertidal

Habitats

Descriptions of key nearshore habitats occurring in Oregon, and their associated biological communities, are also provided in the Nearshore Strategy. Information on human use, anthropogenic and natural factors that may affect habitats, and habitat research needs are also identified.

Nearshore habitats that are identified and described in the Nearshore Strategy include:

Rocky Shore

high intertidal
mid intertidal
low intertidal
intertidal artificial substrate

Sandy Beach

high intertidal
mid and low intertidal

Rocky Subtidal

shallow rocky reefs (less than 25m depth) with kelp beds
shallow rocky reefs (less than 25m depth) without kelp beds
deep rocky reefs (more than 25m depth)
subtidal artificial substrate

Soft Bottom Subtidal

shallow (less than 25 m depth) and deep (more than 25 m depth)

Pelagic

neritic

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