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Webinar: BioBlitz Week @ Oregon’s Marine Reserves
July 16 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Join us online for a BioBlitz to catalog the tidepool life of Oregon’s Marine Reserves. A BioBlitz is an intensive survey of a defined area with the goal of identifying all the species to be found in that area at one time. It is a snapshot of biodiversity.
This year, in order to responsibly comply with social distancing guidelines, we will be doing our BioBlitz with a “hybrid” approach. We will provide instruction during a Kickoff Webinar on July 16th and then ask you to explore with your own household group and record your observations in the iNaturalist app.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE ORIENTATION WEBINAR
Thursday July 16 at 6:00 PM.
Presenters from each Marine Reserve will share information on how to participate in their location:
Margaret Treadwell, Cape Falcon Marine Reserve
Paul Robertson, Cascade Head Marine Reserve
Dennis White, Otter Rock Marine Reserve
Tara DuBois, Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve
Tara Ramsey, Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve
Learn more about iNaturalist and how to get started using it at:
While BioBlitzing, please remember to stay 6 ft. away from anyone not in your household group and follow the Governor’s guidelines, including:
• Stay home if you are sick.
• To avoid exposure to COVID-19, people who are at risk for severe complications (over age 60 or have underlying medical conditions) should stay home even if you feel well.
• If you become symptomatic (cough, fever, shortness of breath) while in public, please return home and self-isolate immediately. Contact your health care provider if you need
• Practice good hand hygiene with frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (60-95% alcohol content).
• Cover coughs/sneezes with elbow or tissue. If you use a tissue, immediately discard tissue in garbage and your wash hands.
• Avoid touching your face.
• Practice physical distancing of at least six (6) feet between you and people who you do not live with.
• Use cloth, paper or disposable face coverings in public.
• Stay close to home. Avoid overnight trips and minimize other non-essential travel, including recreational day trips to destinations outside the community where you live. Travel the minimum distance needed to obtain essential services; in rural areas, residents may have to travel greater distances for essential services, while in urban areas, residents may only need to travel a few miles for those services.