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Satellite Telemetry, Behavior & Ecology of Pinnipeds on the Oregon Coast
February 6, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series
Enjoy a variety of free educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. Guest speaker presentations will be held most Saturdays at 10:00am, from January 9 – March 27 (excluding holidays). Winter presentations will include a special focus on hiking, pinnipeds, beavers & climate change, old growth forest, humpback whales, juvenile fish and more! All events are free and held virtually on Zoom this season.
February 6 at 10:00am
Presenting Sheanna Steingass, Marine Mammal Program Leader, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
Sheanna Steingass, Marine Mammal Program Leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), will talk about what she learned from using satellite telemetry to study where animals go at sea, the ecological importance of the Cape Perpetua area, and give a tour of the area’s most unique features that make it so important as an area of productivity on the Oregon coast. Finally, we will learn more about some of the marine mammals that can be found in this area.
About the Presenter
Sheanna Steingass is the Marine Mammal Program Leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and an Affiliate Professor, OSU Marine Mammal Institute / Courtesy Faculty OSU Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife. Shea has been working with pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walrus) from the Arctic to the Oregon and Washington coasts since 2010. Her graduate work focused on energetics, behavior and ecology of Pacific harbor seals on the Oregon coast, including the Cape Perpetua area.