The dance hall (foreground) and natatorium (background) that once existed in historic Bayocean Oregon.
A view from the hotel in historic Bayocean, Oregon.
Motor yacht Bayocean. Photo taken sometime between May 27, 1911, when the yacht was launched in Portland, Oregon, and May 21, 1913, when this image was published in the San Francisco Call. The probable location for this photo is on the Willamette River, at or near Portland, and the displayed flags indicate that this was a publicity photo, probably organized as a run-by on the river with a professional photographer on the shore.
"Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata)" by Gregory 'Slobirdr' Smith is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Tufted puffins form dense breeding colonies during the summer reproductive season. During the winter feeding season, they spend their time almost exclusively at sea.
Found only in the North Pacific, they nest mostly in deep burrows that it digs into cliffs with its bill and feet. These burrows can be more than 5 feet deep.
They dive, capture and hold multiple small fish crosswise in its bill, routinely 5 to 20 fish at a time, for delivery to chicks at the nest. Adults eat their own food while still under water.
The oldest recorded Tufted Puffin was at least 6 years old when it was found in Alaska, the same state where it had been banded.
A flock of cormorants and murres perched on Three Arch Rocks.
Photo: William Finley/OHS Research Library
Sea Lions on 3 Arch Rocks. Tillamook County Museum