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Dazzling Deep Sea Optical Phenomenon 
At 6,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of California, scientists operating an underwater rover encountered a remarkable optical effect, near thermal vents. I’d describe it as looking up into a rippling, upside-down pool of mercury, but I’ll let the Smithsonian show you, and explain: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientists-spot-beautiful-optical-illusion-bottom-sea-180971902/

The Oregonian’s Guide to North Coast Beaches 
The Oregon coast has much to offer paddlers. From playing the surf, to exploring bays, estuaries, and rivers, the coast pretty much has it all, with a good dose of wind to go along. Of course, a trip to the coast almost has to include a visit to a beach. Here with a handy guide to the north coast’s beaches is the Oregonian: https://expo.oregonlive.com/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/04/bc647823109137/the-essential-guide-to-every-beach-on-oregons-north-coast.html