Ocean Events

Mar
4

Sea Otter Talk

March 4, 2021

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council’s March community meeting will feature a presentation on “Oregon’s Lost Sea Otters:  Restoring a Cultural Heritage and Ecological Keystone.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place online on Thursday, March 4,...

Mar
10

Western Flyer Revival Talk

March 10, 2021

Western Flyer in its decrepit state.\Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

A key player in marine biology’s history is floating back into the present.  The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap Series presents oceanographer Jack Barth, of Oregon State University’s Marine Studies Initiative,...

Mar
10

Whale Entanglement Discussion

March 10, 2021

Beached humpback whale.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at impacts to cetaceans with a talk on “Insights into large whale entanglements in the Pacific Northwest from research on populations, responses, and reports” on Wednesday, March 10, at...

Mar
23

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...

Mar
30

North Coast Citizen Science Preview

March 30, 2021

Seabird monitors at work.\Photo by Amelia O'Connor.

Four bird-focused citizen science projects taking place on the north coast will be described in an online session hosted by Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Portland Audubon on Tuesday, March 30, at 6 p.m.  The session is free and...

May
12

Talk on Puffin Monitoring

May 12, 2021

Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at the iconic puffins which inhabit the rock with a talk on “Just how do you monitor the puffins?” on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free and open...

Past Events

May
28

Seminar on Whales and Fishing

May 28, 2020

Humpback whale breaching.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series has moved online.  These events are free and open to everyone.

On Thursday, May 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m., the subject will be whales and how they are affected by fishing.  The speakers are...

May
22

Lecture on Aquatic Health

May 22, 2020

Yaquina Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson
Yaquina Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson

 

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, May 22, at 1 p.m., veterinarian Carla Schubiger will speak on “Aquatic ‘One Health’—preserving our...

May
21

Seminar on Ecosystem Assessment

May 21, 2020

Seascape.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Seascape.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The seminar series offered by the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) has moved online during the coronavirus era.  These seminars are free and open to the public.

Next up is Gordon Kruse, Professor Emeritus in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences...

May
20

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 20, 2020, Port Orford

Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

May
20

Virtual Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 20, 2020

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year. 

Due to coronavirus measures, the volunteer training sessions that had been planned...

May
19

Sea Otter Webinar

May 19, 2020

Sea otters.\Photo by Fritz Wilhelm.

Like so many conservation groups, the Elakha Alliance is moving online to tell it story.  The alliance, which Oregon Shores helped to found, is dedicated to exploring the possibility of reintroducing sea otters to Oregon.  The Elakha Alliance and the...

May
19

Virtual Shark Talk

May 19, 2020

Great White Shark.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC in Newport hosts a Science on Tap series.  These are casual talks on scientific subjects, held at the nearby Rogue Brewery, combining food, beer, and entertaining explorations of research topics.  They are...

May
15

Oystercatcher Webinar

May 15, 2020

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.
Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The Friends of Otter Rock group invites the public to join them for a Zoom meeting, featuring a talk on Black Oystercatchers by wildlife biologist Halle Renn.  The event takes place on Friday, May 15, 6 p.m.

The talk will provide general...