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
6

Talk on Black Rockfish

March 6, 2021

Black rockfish at Redfish Rocks.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speakers series presents a talk on “Vulnerable Early Life Stages of Black Rockfish in Changing Ocean Conditions” on Saturday, March 6, at 10 a.m.

The speaker is Will Fennie, who recently earned his PhD from...

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...

Apr
9

Lecture on Marine Viruses

April 9, 2021

Mudflats such as those in Tillamook Bay are home to viruses.\Photo by Jordan Epstein.

Viruses are on everyone’s mind these days, but an upcoming talk in Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lectures Series will invite the audience to consider viruses where we don’t usually think...

Apr
10

Virtual Marine Science Day

April 10, 2021

Hatfield Marine Science Center entrance.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Marine Science Day at the Hatfield Marine Science Center is an annual tradition, which usually involves curious visitors roaming the HMSC complex, peeking into labs, watching demonstrations, hearing talks, and participating in...

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

Mar
20

Online Rocky Habitat Meeting

March 20, 2020, Newport

Rocky shore habitat at low tide.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The current public comment period on the draft of the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy ended on March 1.  After taking some time to consider the comments, the Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory...

Mar
19

Online Salmon Seminar

March 19, 2020

Biologist Laurie Weitkamp.

 

The Hatfield Marine Science center is moving its weekly seminar series online during the coronavirus lockdown, but the talks continue.  The one upcoming takes place on Thursday, March 19, 3:30 p.m., entirely online.  The speaker is Laurie Weitkamp of the Northwest...

Mar
18

Cancelled--Presentation on Coastal Values

March 18, 2020, Newport

Conducting research on use of marine reserves.|Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Cancelled:  The following event has been cancelled in accordance with directives from the governor's office and the public university system regarding the coronavirus situation.  The organizers state that it will be...

Mar
17

Fisheries Update

March 17, 2020, Siletz

Paul Olmsted.

At the Siletz Watershed Council’s spring quarterly meeting, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Mid-Coast Assistant District Fish Biologist, Paul Olmsted, will speak about “Mid-Coast Fisheries, Stock Status, and Restoration.”  The event, free and open to all, takes...

Mar
17

STAC Meeting

March 17, 2020, Corvallis

 

STAC in action.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee that advises the Ocean Policy Advisory Council on marine reserves is meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 1-5 p.m. at the Children’s Farm Home Historic Old School (4455 N.E. Hwy 20) outside Corvallis.

Among the...

Mar
11

Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Keith Chandler speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...

Mar
10

Presentation on Sea Otters

March 10, 2020, Gold Beach

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eleanor Solomon.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak about the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St.) in Gold Beach.  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey,...

Mar
5

Marine Debris Survey

March 5, 2020, Yachats

Volunteer gathers marine debris at Cape Cove.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats) in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m....