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Young Scientists&Wave Makers Webinar- Raquel Gilliland

March 14, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Cape Perpetua Young Scientist and Wave Makers Webinar

Enjoy a variety of free online educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. Guest speaker presentations will be held online at 6pm on December 13, January 10 , March 14, and April 11.

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MARCH 14th 2023
Presenting- Raquel Gilliland

Description- Utilizing cooperative fisheries research to better understand harmful algal blooms along the Oregon coast

Meet the Speaker–  Raquel Gilliland

Raquel graduated from Stetson University, in Florida, with her BS in Aquatic and Marine Biology. She then spent two years interning in the Florida Keys, working on coral restoration projects, and then two years in Hawaii, working on more coral restoration projects and wastewater management on the island of Oahu. Currently, she is working on getting her master’s degree in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University. She loves being outdoors, camping, hiking, snowboarding, and surfing in her free time.

About the Project: 
Title:  Utilizing cooperative fisheries research to better understand harmful algal blooms along the Oregon coast
This project aims to gain more knowledge on the spatial and environmental factors affecting the abundance of certain phytoplankton species that are known to cause harmful algal blooms. By collaborating with charter and commercial fishermen based in Newport, we gained a broad spatial snapshot of phytoplankton abundance and environmental factors such as temperature and salinity. Fishermen were equipped with water sampling kits and data sheets to collect surface water samples and environmental data at their regular fishing locations. These samples were then run through an Imaging Flow Cytobot (IFCB), and the data was shared with project fishermen and state managers


March 14, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
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Yachats, OR 97498 United States
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