7 Shellfish

Invertebrates are important food sources for the scores of shorebirds that use Nehalem Bay. The following invertebrates can be found in estuary mudflats (Emmett et al. 1991): Bay Shrimp (Crangon franciscorum) Blue mussel (Mytilis edulis) Pacific littleneck clam (Protothaca staminea) … Continue reading


During the last 17 years the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council and its partners have conducted a series of studies that have produced considerable information on conditions in the Nehalem watershed.  These studies include: Culvert Assessment and Fish Passage Passage Prioritization Report for the … Continue reading

2 Wetlands

A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.[2] The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is … Continue reading

About the Estuary

New Section Under Construction 1 Food Chain 5 Fish 9 Climate Change 2 Wetlands 6 Fish Hideouts 10 Protections 3 Vegetation 7 Shellfish 11 Threats 4 Birds 8 Jetty 12 Historical Timeline 13 Related Reports 14 Related Websites