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An update on some amazing archaeological discoveries that are turning up in digs around the town, including the ice age fossils of a bird with a wingspan of 14 feet. Scientists are concerned about evidence that sand is actually disappearing from our coastline. And we catch up with scientists working hundreds of feet above ground to study the workings of an old growth forest.

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Woodburn #3

OPB | Feb. 1, 2000 7:30 p.m.

An update on some amazing archeological discoveries turning up in digs around the town.

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Coastal Erosion

OPB | Feb. 1, 2000 7:30 p.m.

The coastline is always changing, and erosion happens sometimes slowly, sometimes rapidly.

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Cape Arago Photo Essay

OPB | Feb. 1, 2000 7:30 p.m.

An intimate look at Cape Arago on Oregon's southern coast.

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Major Support Provided By: Dorothy D. Gage

Additional Support Provided By: the Coit Family Foundation, Fred and Clara Dolen Charitable Foundation, Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird, Christine and David Vernier, and the Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy.

Special thanks for support by: The Roundhouse Foundation, Jon and Nancy Decherd, Bonnie and Peter Reagan