The Oregon coastline is dotted with small, off-shore rock formations, which are the result of Oregon’s dynamic geological past. These small islands are important habitats for marine birds and mammals. This class will focus on the constituents of the marine bird and mammal community of Oregon’s oceans and the regulations that influences these groups. Topics will include:
- Marine birds;
- Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge;
- Marine mammals;
- Marine Mammal Protection Act.