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
15

Seminar on Nurturing Seafood

May 15, 2020

Kelp forest on Haida Gwaii.\Photo by Lynn Lee.

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 15, the speaker will be fishery biologist Lynn Lee, speaking on “Chiixuu Tll iinasdll...

May
9

Cancelled--Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020, Newport

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  The organizers had been holding out, in hopes that coronavirus restrictions would be lifted in time to allow this citizen science training event t take place, but have now cancelled the in-person event.  Online webinars are being...

May
9

Virtual Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Linda Fink.

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 have been...

May
8

Lecture on Rocky Shores

May 8, 2020

Rocky intertidal habitat.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

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 8, the series features a 1 p.m. talk from Robin Elahi, a lecturer from Stanford...

May
6

OPAC Meeting

May 6, 2020, North Bend

OPAC meeting in progress.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will meet on Wednesday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Department of Human Services Building (1431 Airport Ln.) in North Bend.

This is a particularly important meeting.  OPAC will consider...

May
2

Cancelled--Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 2, 2020, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

Note:  The organizers had been holding out, in hopes that coronavirus restrictions would be lifted in time to allow this citizen science training event t take place, but have now cancelled the in-person event.  Online webinars are being...