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The annual Sharing the Coast Conference, held March 2 through 4, 2018, in Cannon Beach this year, presents an extraordinary harvest of coastal natural history and shoreline science. Mingle with fellow coast lovers, revel in talks, panel discussions, and field trips, and, of course, strive for supremacy in the coast and ocean trivia contest.
The conference kicks off Friday evening, March 2, with a 7:00 p.m. talk by Bob Bailey on “Sea Otters and Rocky Shore Habitat: Past and Future.”
On Saturday, beginning at 9:00 a.m., the conference will feature talks and panel discussions on a wide range of topics. Featured speakers include Debbie Duffield, of Portland State University, on marine mammals and the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network; Bill Hanshumaker, Oregon Sea Grant’s chief scientist, on organisms (including sharks, squid, and sea turtles) sometimes found washed up on the shoreline; Julia Parrish, director of the Coastal Observation and Seabird Team, on the value and practice of citizen science; Joe Liebezeit of Portland Audubon and Shawn Stephensen of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on shorebirds and seabirds; and much more.
On Sunday, an early morning tidepool walk at Haystack Rock is planned (weather allowing). Conference-goers will gather back at the community hall at 10 a.m. for a series of short talks about citizen science, then head back out to the beach for field trips.
Sign up online by visiting the Oregon Shores website. Click here for more.