Sea otter

The Oregon sea otter is the topic of a lecture at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum with a talk about sea otters on Monday, April 22, at 4 p.m.

Sea otters of Oregon are a missing keystone species and expert Robert Bailey will talk about how the history of why Oregon is where it is and how we can make some changes. The presentation will be Once common on the Oregon coast, sea otters were hunted nearly to extinction for their rich fur in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Their loss was a significant blow to coastal native people and to the marine environment. Although sea otters have returned elsewhere, they remain missing in Oregon. What will it take to help them return?

This talk will explore the history of sea otters in Oregon, their ecological and cultural importance, and the prospects for their return and recovery. It will touch on the mission of the Elakha Alliance, an Oregon nonprofit organization devoted to sea otter conservation.

The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum hosts a series of off-season lectures on various topics from astrophysics to Sir Francis Drake. The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is open Wednesday through Monday, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum also features the history of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape, a longhouse replica, tide pool exhibit, and the cannon that Cannon Beach is named for. For more information visit or call 503-436-9301.


Online Poll

What are you doing after graduation...(area grads only please)?

You voted:

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.