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‘World of Haystack Rock’ gives overview of marine reserves

Cannon Beach Library welcomes biologist Jan. 10

Published on January 4, 2018 12:33AM

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve at the base of Neahkahnie Mountain


Cape Falcon Marine Reserve at the base of Neahkahnie Mountain

CANNON BEACH — The latest installment of “The World of Haystack Rock” features Wolfe Wagman, a marine fisheries biologist with Oregon Marine Reserves Program out of Newport, who will give a talk titled “The Marine Reserves Research Project: An Overview of Sites, Techniques and Results” Wednesday, Jan. 10.

The free lecture is the latest installment of a series held the second Wednesday of each month 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.).

Oregon’s marine reserves are areas in our coastal waters dedicated to conservation and scientific research. Five sites — the Cape Falcon, Cascade Head, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua and Redfish Rocks marine reserves — are each named for local natural landmarks. Within the marine reserves, all removal of marine life is prohibited, as is ocean development.

Join us as we study these areas and learn how to best maintain Oregon’s coastal ocean resources for generations to come.

For nine years the Friends of Haystack Rock has put on “The World of Haystack Rock” with help from the library.

Upcoming speakers

• Feb. 14: “Through the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Whale Ecology to Inform Conservation,” with Leigh Torres, assistant professor at Oregon State University

• March 14: “Axial Seamount: The Most Active Volcano in the Pacific Northwest,” with Bill Chadwick, research professor at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center

• April 11: “Life in the Coastal Edge,” with Katie Volke, director of the North Coast Land Conservancy


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