The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is offering a webinar series aimed at supporting and engaging with young scientists conducting ocean research with a variety of exciting specialties. The next webinar in the series is titled “Marine Mammals Before Extirpation: Using Archaeology to Understand Native American Use of Sea Otters in Oregon Prior to European Contact.”

This webinar will be presented at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov 9. To register for this webinar, go to

During this presentation, Hannah Wellman, Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Oregon, will talk about ancestral tribal use of sea otters and human-sea otter relationships in Oregon prior to European contact. She will also address the historical ecology of the Oregon sea otter through ancient DNA analysis of archaeological sea otter remains.

This series of webinars takes place at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month through April 2022. The scheduled topics for the full series of presentations can be found at

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