Jan. 6, 2022, 7:00 pm – NORTH PACIFIC RIGHT WHALE – THE WORLD’S RAREST WHALE
A century ago, North Pacific Right whales lived in abundance from the Bering Sea to Baja California. Now, they are considered by many to be the world’s most endangered whale species – with about 30 whales left in the North American population.
Together we’ll learn about the history of this species, look towards its future with the up-and-coming film “Right Over the Edge,” and chat with Save the North Pacific Right Whale founder about why Oregon is part of this species conservation.
Photo credit -Shawnecee Schneider
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About the speaker:
After spending the past 20 years teaching marine conservation at sea, Kevin Campion, a life-long sailor, surfer, and naturalist, has followed family ties and recently relocated to the North Coast. He runs the youth voyaging and conservation organization Deep Green Wilderness and has newly founded Save the North Pacific Right Whale. Kevin has produced one other film, “The Unknown Sea,” and is President of the Board of the SeaDoc Society.
Cape Falcon marine reserve
Located in the ocean between Manzanita and Cannon Beach, Oregon, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve site is a 20 square mile area dedicated to conservation and scientific research. Just like parks and protected natural areas on land, there are multiple benefits of protected areas in the ocean. They conserve ocean wildlife and biodiversity. Marine Reserves sites also serve as living laboratories, where we can learn about marine reserve protections and Oregon’s ocean environment to help us maintain our seas for future generations.
The marine reserve is managed by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Learn more about regulations and Oregon’s other marine reserve sites by visiting Oregon Marine Reserve website and their Cape Falcon Marine Reserve page.
The Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Story
The Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve is fiscally sponsored by the Lower Nehalem Community Trust. The Friends group is comprised of volunteer citizens and organizations working to increase understanding and appreciation of the marine reserve. We coordinate education events and promote scientific research in the area through a number of citizen science projects. Join us at an event, sign up for our newsletter, and connect with us on social media!
This page is partially supported by the Economic Development Council of Tillamook County and Visit Tillamook Coast.