Film on Heceta Bank

January 27, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Audubon Society of Portland
Free (donation requested)

Black-footed Albatross.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The little-known Heceta Bank is one of the most productive areas in Oregon’s nearshore ocean, and a hotspot for biological productivity due to its position and the influence of northern coastal currents in summers. Join Oregon State University marine scientists and other experts in watching a new, short documentary (26 minutes) featuring the submerged bank, located 35 miles off the Oregon coast, and learn about the surprising and beneficial impacts it has on our state’s coastal environments.  The event takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.

The film was produced by Oregon State Productions and the Marine Studies Initiative.  Introducing the film will be Joe Liebezeit, Portland Audubon’s Staff Scientist & Avian Conservation Program Manager. Joe will describe the critical importance of Heceta Bank for avian species like the Short-tailed Albatross, Black-footed Albatross, and Pink-footed Shearwater. Then following the screening, a panel, which includes Paul Engelmeyer, Portland Audubon’s Ten Mile Sanctuary Manager, will hold a discussion about Heceta Bank, including a Q&A session.

A special thank you to Oregon State Productions and Marine Studies Initiative for your research and allowing us to screen your film.

Here are the other panelists:

Jack Barth, Executive Director, OSU Marine Studies Initiative, and Professor, OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Bill Pearcy, Emeritus Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences ·

David Baker, Director, Oregon State Productions

Paul Engelmeyer, Tenmile Creek Sanctuary Manager and Coastal Important Bird Area Coordinator, Portland Audubon

Annie Lindgren, Director, Center for Life in Extreme Environments, and Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Portland State University

Lindsay Adrean, Faculty Research Assistant, Forest Engineering, Resources & Management. Oregon State University, Lead Faculty Research Assistant for the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project

Amanda Gladics, Assistant Professor of Practice, Oregon Sea Grant Extension, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University

To register for this event, go here.

For questions about this event, contact Matthew Hushbeck, (971) 222-6130 or [email protected].