We seeing urchin overpopulation devastation right in front of us on the Oregon coast. To get an idea of the scope of the problem, check out this link to an article from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The problem is real and present. The solution is yet to be developed. Let’s hope that ODFW and others working on the problem comes up with a plan soon. Every step, small or large, towards a solution is important.
We invite you to join us on Thursday, August 13th at 6:00 PM for a special virtual screening and panel brought to the South-Central Oregon Coast and beyond. This evening event will feature a screening of Oregon State Productions’ “Heceta Bank: Oregon’s Hidden Wonder” followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. About: Hidden below the […]
Environmental horrors have been happening throughout history. But with today’s technology, the degree of environmental devastation has increased astronomically. Read the following articles on Seabed Mining to understand the threat that our ocean floor faces. Seabed Mining Threatens West Coast Seafloor mining is basically as bad as it sounds
Maybe you’ve heard about the crisis in kelp worldwide. It has been disappearing at warp speed as climate change and urchin proliferation have destroyed nearly 90% of the world’s kelp forests. Take a look at this article and see what some are doing to offer a solution to this problem. Capturing Carbon with Underwater Gardening […]
The following comes from Hakai Magazine in Vancouver, BC. It’s reassuring to learn just how rigorous the research is that points us in the right direction for next steps in protecting and preserving our oceans’ marine life. Ask any environmental scientist about their biggest challenge and many of them will tell you—or at least, many […]
Article by Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press Global warming looks like it will be a bigger problem for the world’s fish species than scientists first thought: A new study shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos, they are more vulnerable to hotter water. With medium-level human-caused climate change expected by the end […]
Here’s a great article calling all of us who live on or visit the Oregon Coast. With budget and staffing cuts due to Covid-19, we can step up and help protect and preserve the coastal places we love and use. Cleaning up litter is nothing new since we have had a great group of volunteers […]