Port Orford Field Station October - december, 2016

Elk River salmon study

Study to reduce straying of Elk River Hatchery Chinook salmon gets underway. David Noakes meets with research team to plan field work.

Samples of river water are tested for organic components that may act as olfactory cues for returning salmon.

The station gets a new sample freezer, courtesy of the Noakes lab. Thanks!

Research will focus on methods to reduce interbreeding of hatchery fish with wild fish by using olfactory cues to increase fish returns to hatchery. A Salmon Symposium where researchers and local conservationists will share knowledge and plan coordinated conservation efforts is being planned.

Oregon Scenic Bikeways

Travel Oregon Scenic Bikeway Conference

Travel Oregon held scenic bikeway conference with representatives from throughout the state.

Ocean acidification monitoring

Community volunteers remove intertidal pH sensor from Rocky Point for the winter season.

Bolts are left in place for reinstallation of pH sensor in Spring.

The intertidal pH monitoring program is a collaboration between Dr. Francis Chan at OSU and the Redfish Rocks Community Team. The program got underway in the Spring of 2016, and the pH sensor will be reinstalled in Spring of 2017 to continue collecting data on ocean acidification.

Gooseneck Barnacles - Percebes

OSU student Julia Bingham and Mike Thomas of OIMB present results of a study of gooseneck barnacles. The study was funded by Oregon Sea Grant, and carried out under the advisement of Dr. Alan Shanks of OIMB.

Mike Baron and Kean Fleming of Port Orford Sustainable Seafood talk about harvesting local Percebes (goose barnacles) at Goosenecks Galore symposium.

Local Percebes in a simple preparation presented for sampling at symposium.

photo courtesy of Jennifer Bright

Oregon Seagrant Director Shelby Walker enjoys sampling fresh Percebes (gooseneck barnacles).

Plans are underway to continue studying gooseneck barnacle populations in order to ensure a sustainable harvest as the market develops for this delicacy. Other experiments are underway to explore culture potential.

WINDS of South Coast

Sven Nelaimischkies from NWS presents WINDS Seminar, in partnership withe SWOCC and the POFS, October 27, 2016.

NWS presents WINDS, a seminar about the unique and powerful wind patterns on the South coast, presented by SWOCC in partnership with the POFS.

A fierce October windstorm in Port Orford, overlooking the Port.

Dulse culture

Oregon Sea Farms dulse culture facility located on Port Orford dock, November 4, 2016.

Tanks holding sea water contain cultures of the edible seaweed dulse developed by Chris Langdon at Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Dulse being cultured by Oregon Sea Farms at Port Orford dock.

Oregon Sea Farms has successfully piloted a dulse culture on the dock in Port Orford, and recently expanded operations through a grant from Umpqua Neighborworks.

The Port Orford Field Station continues to develop in support of local research, education, and economic development.

Redfish Rocks and Mt. Humbug, Port Orford Bay

Thank you from a Driftwood School student after POFS field trip.

Thank you note from Driftwood Middle School student after field trip in December

After school STEM Club for Driftwood School students will begin in 2017.

Thanks to Oregon Sea Grant for ongoing support and guidance!

Tom Calvanese, Station Manager

March 27, 2017

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