Research at Port Orford

The Port Orford Field Station gives access to Oregon's South Coast, full of diverse ecosystems where students and researchers are able to  conduct research on transdiciplinary topics. 

Advancing marine science and conservation through innovative and engaged research

Since 2015, the GEMM Lab has conducted research in Port Orford, Oregon. The team focuses on the ecology, behavior, health, and conservation of marine megafauna including cetaceans, pinnipeds, seabirds, and sharks. 

Their aim is to fill knowledge gaps about species ecology, health and distribution patterns so that conservation efforts can be more directed and effective at reducing space-use conflicts with human activities.

The team works closely with partners and stakeholders to fully understand issues and needs, and prioritize communication of our work and findings through a variety of formal and informal outlets.

Learn more about the GEMM Lab and their projects HERE