- Species Common Name Killer Whale
- Species Scientific Name Orcinus orca
- Federal Listing Status Endangered
- SMU/ESU/DPS/Subspecies Southern Resident DPS
The Nearshore ecoregion includes a variety of habitats ranging from submerged high-relief rocky reefs to broad expanses of intertidal mudflats in estuaries and hosts a vast array of fish, invertebrates, marine mammals, birds, plants, and micro-organisms. This ecoregion encompasses the area from the outer boundary of Oregon’s Territorial Sea to the supra-tidal zone, and up into the estuaries.