The 6th annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is coming to Yachats, on the northern flank of the cape, on Thursday, Nov. 15, beginning at 5 p.m. Keynote speaker starts off the presentations at 5:30 p.m. The speaker is Jack Barth, a professor in Oregon State University's College of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He will discuss "Oregon's Dynamic Ocean: Some Insights from Summer 2018 and Recommendations." In particular, Dr. Barth will focus on hypoxia in the nearshore ocean and recommendations for addressing ocean acidification and hypoxia.
Other speakers will address such topics and visitorship to the Cape Perpetua area, the current status of the sea star wasting epizootic, and reduction of fishing by-catch.
The Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is a community event aimed at promoting local stewardship efforts and raising awareness about current research being conducted within the Cape Perpetua nearshore and adjacent watersheds. Food and drink are served, and networking takes place.
The goals of the event are to raise awareness of historical and current conservation, research and stewardship of Cape Perpetua region; foster and promote a sense of place and stewardship within the community for the Cape Perpetua region; and promote volunteer opportunities and local organizing to support long-term management and conservation for the Cape Perpetua marine reserve. Some of those volunteer opportunities involve CoastWatch and its citizen science projects.
Learn agenda details and register here.