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Wild Side: Algae are widespread
Wild Side: Algae are widespread

Found on every continent, in nearly every ecosystem, the organisms that make up the group we call “algae” are as diverse as they are widespread.

More than 70,000 different species fall within this classification, ranging from the...

Word Nerd: Scow
Word Nerd: Scow

By RYAN HUME

Scow

[skaʊ]

noun

1. any number of large, flat-bottomed boats that are used primarily for hauling heavy cargo or dredging

2. Scow Bay: a largely forgotten shallow tide flat that used to...

Word Nerd: Globster
Word Nerd: Globster

By RYAN HUME

Globster [glɒb• stər]

noun

1. any large unidentified mass of marine flesh that washes up onto the shore; often revealed to be a whale carcass, some globsters have gained notoriety or...

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Scratch Pad: The creative impulse

My writing first appeared in Coast Weekend on July 21, 2011, when I worked as The Daily Astorian’s summer intern. It was a...

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Word Nerd: Hex

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