The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a field trip to Sea Lion Caves, Saturday February 22. Paul Engelmeyer, of Portland Audubon and the Oregon Marine Reserve Partnership (OMRP) will meet us at Cape Perpetua at 9:30 am for a program on conservation. Following this at approximately 10:30am, we will go to Sea Lion Caves. Sea Lion Caves is an official Whale Trail site, part of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and a bird sanctuary. It is America’s largest sea cave, with a year round Steller Sea Lion colony. The trip is open to the public. You will need to arrange transportation to Cape Perpetua and Sea Lion Caves. There is a $10.00 admission fee for Sea Lion Caves.
Please RSVP to Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-264-1026. If you leave a message please include your email address.. The RSVP is required to attend this event and further details will be sent to those who RSVP.
Please note the following regarding accessibility to the cave: if this is an issue you may remain in the gift shop to view the webcam: In order to make the trip, you must go down as well as come back up 37 steps to reach the outside trails. There are about 400 yards of uphill and downhill walking at a grade that ranges from 10% to 20%. You then reach the elevator that takes you down to the cave. There are also 63 steps in the cave in order to access the lighthouse viewpoint.
The American Cetacean Society protects whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats. The non-profit organization was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in San Pedro, CA. Information on the ACS can be found on the website: www.acsonline.org