The Necanicum Watershed Council is a non-profit organization of community volunteers who work to ensure that our watershed is a healthy and functioning ecosystem. Through community outreach and education, landowner partnerships, and on-the-ground habitat development projects, we work to further understanding about the Necanicum Watershed and to make sure it has a sustainable future.
Due to possible bad weather on Wednesday, January 15th, the Listening to the Land presentation by Sarah Henkel "Listening to the Crabs" is rescheduled for January 29th.
Listening to the Land Kicks off the 2020 season on January 29th, 2020 with a presentation from Sarah Henkel titled "Listening to the Crabs". Oregon State University marine ecologist Sarah Henkel and a colleague from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration glued acoustic tags onto several legal-sized Dungeness crabs near the mouth of the Columbia River and off Cape Falcon last year. Then, they deployed acoustic receivers north and south of the two locations.
Their goal was to learn how frequently and how far crabs move in sandy versus rocky habitat – data that will help inform decision-making on potential impacts of wave energy testing and marine reserves.
What they found out about the crabs surprised them. What they discovered about great white sharks in Oregon waters from listening for the signals emitted from the crab tags intrigued them even more.
Join us on January 29th at the Seaside Public Library from 6-8 pm to find out all about the study and what they found.
Join the friendly folks at the Necanicum Watershed Council for our next Board meeting on January 22, 2020 at the Seaside Public Library in the meeting room from 6-8 pm. We meet every fourth Thursday of the month. We'd love to have you join us!
The Osprey Cam is shut down for the season. The osprey are expected to return between late March to early April of 2020. We will restart the camera then.
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osprey nest camera.