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Gray Whales

Names: Gray Whales, whales, devil fish; Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Artiodactyla; Infraorder: Cetacea; Family: Eschrichtiidae; Genus: Eschrichtius; Species: E. robustus. Description: Gray Whales are known around the world as either the gray back whale, Pacific gray whale, … Continue reading

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Sea Gulls

Names: Sea gull, gulls, mews. Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Aves; Order: Charadriiformes; Suborder: Lari; Family: Laridae Genera Description: Sea Gulls are probably the most famous of the sea birds. They are part of the family “Laridae” and closely … Continue reading

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Cormorants

Cormorants ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Cormorant Folk Name: Cormorant, shags Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Suliformes; Phalacrocoracidae; Phalacrocorax Locality: Worldwide – Coastal regions. Pacific Northwest in the Americas. P. carbo and P. aristotelis only two … Continue reading

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Guillemots

Guillemots ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Guillemots Folk Name: guillemot, Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Charadriiformes, Alcidae, Locality: Description: Known as the common murre or common guillemot, these birds are large auks, with a circumpolar distribution … Continue reading

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Puffins

Puffins ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Puffins Folk Name: Puffins, little brother, fraterculini, fratercula Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Charadriiformes, Alcidae, Fraterculini, arctica (F. arctica; F. cirrhata; F. corniculata; †F. dowi) Locality: Two of the speices … Continue reading

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Murres

Murres ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Common Murres Folk Name: Murre, guillemot, auk, thin billed murre Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Charadriiformes, Alcidae, Uria species (common: aalge) Locality: low-arctic and boreal waters of the North Atlantic … Continue reading

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Lahars

Lahars A volcanic mudflow is called a “lahar”. Usually a term depicting a violent type of debris flow or mud flow consisting of a pyro-clastic slur rocky debris, and water flowing from a volcano usually in a river valley. They … Continue reading

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The Dunbrody

The Dunbrody ~ Waterford, Ireland ~ This three-masted tall ship in barque style was built in Quebec around 1845 by Thomas Hamilton for the Graves family – merchants from New Ross, Wexford, Ireland. The ship originated as a cargo vessel … Continue reading

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Wheeler High Shool Fossil Beds (Fossil, Oregon)

Wheeler High School Fossil Beds ~ Wheeler High School, Fossil, Oregon * (541) 763-4146 ~ https://www.oregonpaleolandscenter.com/wheeler-high-school-fossil-beds In the town of Fossil Oregon one can easily collect fossils for a mere $5 entrance fee (donation based on honor system in a … Continue reading

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Sheepherder’s Wagon

A Sheepherder’s Wagon There is an excellent donated wagon in Fossil, Oregon. In the front of the school that was built in the 1930’s and last used in 1984 containing all the original equipment used by the sheepherder. “This wagon … Continue reading

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