The World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series is back! | Community

The Friends of Haystack Rock are excited to announce that the 2022-2023 Haystack Rock Library World Lecture Series is back and in person! This year’s season is dedicated to Sandi Lundy, a longtime supporter of Cannon Beach Library, Friends of Haystack Rock, North Coast Land Conservancy, and many other organizations.

Sandi has been instrumental in the success of Haystack Rock Library World Lectures since its inception in 2008. His work with the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library has ensured that these lectures continue year after year. Although his presence will be sorely missed, we will continue to honor him.

The World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series is held at the Cannon Beach Library on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm from November through April. You can join us in person at the Cannon Beach Library or join us remotely via Facebook Live. The lectures are also recorded and available on the Friend’s website, Friendsofhaystackrock.org.

November 9c2022

“European Green Daggers, are they here to stay?”

Sylvia Yamada, a lecturer in Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology, has been tracking the recruitment of European green crabs in Oregon estuaries for more than 20 years.

Sylvia Yamada is a marine ecologist and lecturer in the Department of Biology at Oregon State University. He received his BA and MA from the University of British Columbia and his PhD from the University of Oregon. His research includes salmonid stock identification, predator-prey interactions, the role of invertebrate fisheries and introduced fisheries, and the role of introduced species in the marine environment. He has been tracking European green crabs in Oregon estuaries for more than 20 years.

December 14c2022

Snowy Plovers

Allison Anholt Coastal Community Science Biologist with Portland Audubon

January 11c2023

“10c Oregon Marine Sanctuary Anniversary: ​​What Did We Learn?

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Sanctuary Program Staff

In 2012, Oregon began a marine sanctuary program with the establishment of the Otter Rock and Redfish Rocks Marine Sanctuary sites. Three others, including the Cape Falcon site on the north coast, came into effect in 2014 and 2016. Then, years later, the State looks back at what we learned and how to adapt the program moving forward. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff will present highlights focusing on ecological research.

February 8c2023

Reintroduction of sea otters to the Oregon coast (not official title)

Mitchelle StMartin

8 Marchc2023

“Transient Killer Whales of the Oregon and California Outer Banks”

Josh McInnes

Josh MacInnes is a marine mammal scientist and graduate student in the Marine Mammal Research Unit at the University of British Columbia’s Institute of Oceans and Fisheries. He will share a presentation entitled Ecological Aspects of Transient Killer Whales off the California and Oregon Coasts. Transient killer whales are important apex predators in marine ecosystems along the Pacific coast. Information on recent findings on the ecology, abundance, distribution, and community structure of these whales along the outer coasts and offshore waters of Oregon and California will be presented.

Josh McInnes is from the windy seaside town of Victoria BC, Canada. Josh’s research focuses on the ecology and behavior of marine mammals in British Columbia and Monterey Bay, California, with research focusing on the foraging behavior, diet and ecology of transient (Bigg’s) killer whales and Risso’s dolphins.

April 12c2023

“Monitoring Migratory Birds in Lincoln County, Oregon Through Citizen Science”

Roy Lowe and other local volunteers are documenting the return of the endangered Western Snowy Plover to Lincoln County beaches as a breeding species. Absent as a breeding species in the county for nearly 40 years, successful recovery efforts have greatly increased the Oregon coast population of this unique shorebird species. In monitoring the wintering population of Pacific Black Brant in Yaquina Bay. Black Brant depend on eelgrass as their primary forage on wintering and spawning grounds. The wintering black shad population in Yaquina Bay has been declining since the 1980s.

Waldport resident Roy Lowe worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service for more than 37 years. He was based at the Hatfield Marine Science Center for 30 years and, after retiring in 2015, was the Refuge Manager for the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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