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Vernal Pools


They look like big mud puddles, but vernal pools - ponds that appear in spring and dry up in summer - are unique ecosystems that are just starting to be understood. In Oregon, they are home to the federally-protected fairy shrimp.

First Broadcast: 1999
Producer: Eric Cain

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Vernal Pools; Native Oysters; Solar Energy

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1004