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Cannon Beach Talk Looks Into Active Underwater Volcano Off Oregon Coast

Published 02/21/2018 at 2:55 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Cannon Beach Talk Looks Into Active Underwater Volcano Off Oregon Coast

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – The Haystack Rock Awareness Program of the north Oregon coast and the Cannon Beach Library Lecture Series together present a new look at the underwater volcanic chaos going on beneath the waves in March. The next talk happens on Wednesday, March 14 with famed Hatfield Marine Science Center researcher and professor Dr. Bill Chadwick, presenting a lecture entitled “Axial Seamount: The most Active Volcano in the Pacific Northwest.” (Photo above: a vent at the Axial Seamount, courtesy NOAA).

The Axial Seamount is truly lives up to that moniker of being the most active submarine volcano in the NE Pacific Ocean. It rises to a depth of 1400 meters below sea level and is located approximately 300 miles off the Oregon coast. Axial Seamount was the site of the world's first underwater volcano observatory called NeMO and has erupted most recently in 2015, 2011 and 1998. Because it is so active, Axial has been chosen as a key node on the new cabled observatory, which is part of the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI).

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Dr Chadwick is a Research Professor at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, and he is acting head of the Earth-Ocean Interactions Program at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.

It was during his college years around 1980 when Mount St. Helens erupted, and that was the event that inspired him to begin studying volcanoes. He received his B.A. at Colorado College where he majored in geology, then going on to immediately work in the field. Initially, he worked at Mount St. Helens with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), then moved on to obtain a PhD in geology at University of California at Santa Barbara, doing his post-doc with the USGS in Menlo Park studying Galapagos volcanoes. In 1989 he came to Oregon State University and has been working with that facility ever since.

His current research interests include investigating how magma is supplied and stored at active volcanoes, how lava is emplaced during submarine eruptions, and how underwater eruptions affect the chemistry and ecosystems of hydrothermal vent sites.

The next in the lecture series is on Wednesday, April 11, featuring Katie Volke, Director of the North Coast Land Conservancy. Her talk is entitled “Life in the Coastal Edge,” where she'll explore various aspects of the natural world on the Oregon coast. Before working with the conservancy, she spent much time doing field work with the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The Cannon Beach Library Lecture Series is held the second Wednesday of each month, November to April at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Friends of Haystack Rock supports the Haystack Rock Awareness Program in cooperation with the City of Cannon Beach, promoting the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the Marine Garden and the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. Currently, the Haystack Rock Awareness Program is celebrating over 30 years of educating and protecting the marine environs surrounding Haystack Rock, including the Oregon Island National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon State Marine Garden and State Park. Cannon Beach Hotels / Lodging for this event - Where to eat - Map and Virtual Tour More on Cannon Beach below:

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