Lecture on Rocky Shores and Climate Change
CoastWatch is co-sponsoring a talk on how climate change may affect our intertidal areas as part of Bandon’s (slightly premature) Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. in the Bandon Public Library (1204 11th St., S.W.). We are collaborating with Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) on the event, which is free and open to all.
The speaker will be Bruce Menge, Distinguished Professor and the Wayne and Gladys Valley Endowed Professor of Marine Biology in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University. His topic is “Rocky Shore Ecology: Recent Climate-Related Disruptions to a Previously Stable Ecosystem.” Dr. Menge, one of the nation’s most renowned intertidal ecologists, will provide background relevant to CoastWatch’s sea star population survey, as well as to CoastWatch monitoring in rocky shore ecosystems and the work of SEA’s docents in educating the public visiting the shore.