Lecture on Bull Kelp

March 2, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
2400 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR
Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve, Oregon Marine Reserves

Bull kelp on the Oregon coast.
Bull kelp on the Oregon coast. | Photo by Charlie Plybon

Ever noticed long strands of bull kelp washed up on the beach? Where does it all come from? Where and how big are Oregon’s bull kelp forests? And how are they changing over time? One of the few people studying kelp in Oregon is Sara Hamilton a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University.  Hamilton will discuss the distribution of bull kelp forests in Oregon, how scientists use satellites to track kelp populations, and global/local trends in kelp abundance in a talk at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (about three miles south of Yachats) on Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m.

The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more information on these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289.

Celebrate fall on the Oregon Coast with free educational presentations and events at Cape Perpetua. Visitors can enjoy a variety of speakers and topics every Saturday from January 19 – March 23, 2019 at the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series.

***Parking & seating limited. Please plan accordingly.