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Heceta Bank: Oregon’s Hidden Wonder (Film Screening)

January 27, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST

The little-known Heceta Bank is one of the most productive areas on the Oregon coast and a hotspot for biological productivity due to its position and the influence of northern coastal currents in summers. Join OSU marine scientists and other experts to screen a new, short documentary (26 minutes) featuring the submerged bank, located 35 miles off the Oregon coast, and learn about the surprising and beneficial impacts it has on our state’s coastal environments.


Introducing the film will be Joe Liebezeit, Portland Audubon’s Staff Scientist & Avian Conservation Program Manager. Joe will share the critical importance of Heceta Bank for avian species like the Short-Tailed Albatross, Black-footed Albatross, and Pink-footed Shearwater. Then following the screening, a panel, which includes Paul Engelmeyer, Portland Audubon’s Ten Mile Sanctuary Manager, will hold a discussion about Heceta Bank, including a Q&A session.

A special thank you to Oregon State Productions and Marine Studies Institute for your research and allowing us to screen your film.

About the Panelists:

  • Jack Barth, Executive Director, OSU Marine Studies Initiative, and Professor, OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bill Pearcy, Emeritus Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences ·
  • David Baker, Director Oregon State Productions
  • Paul Engelmeyer, Tenmile Creek Sanctuary Manager and Coastal Important Bird Area Coordinator, Portland Audubon
  • Annie Lindgren, Director, Center for Life in Extreme Environments, and Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Portland State University
  • Lindsay Adrean, Faculty Research Assistant, Forest Engineering, Resources & Management. Oregon State University, Lead Faculty Research Assistant for the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project

If you have questions, please contact Matthew Hushbeck at 971 222 6130 or mhushbeck@audubonportland.org.


January 27, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
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OR United States


Portland Audubon
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