Ocean Events

May
8

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 8, 2021

Black oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Volunteer training for the annual Black Oystercatcher survey takes place online this year, although the actual survey is conducted in the field.  Portland Audubon, which heads up the survey for Oregon, is reaching out to both...

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...

May
17

OPAC Meeting on Rocky Shores

May 17, 2021

Rocky Point, one of the areas proposed for protection.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

The campaign to designate certain key rocky shore habitats for special levels of protection now moves to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which meets on Monday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The agenda has not...

Jun
5

Seabird Nest Monitor Training

June 5, 2021

Brandt's Cormorant nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The citizen science project that involves monitoring seabird nesting colonies continues this year, under some different pandemic protocols.  If you care about seabirds and would like to consider participating, an online...

Past Events

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
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
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
4

Seminar on Acidification

March 4, 2021

Dr. Stephen Pacella on a research cruise.

HMSC VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR THURSDAY, March 4, 2021

When ocean acidification is discussed, the focus is usually on the nearshore ocean, but estuaries can be affected, too.  The next talk in the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar...

Feb
25

Virtual Docent Discussion

February 25, 2021

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series features a talk on “Public Science Communication in a Virtual World:  Honing your story for virtual tours, exhibits, and talks,” on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m.  The presentation is free and open to all.

Speaker is Shawn Rowe, an...

Feb
25

Rocky Habitat Meeting

February 25, 2021

Tidepool at Cannon Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is now holding a series of meetings to consider the proposals submitted by the public for “site designations”—areas of the rocky shoreline or offshore areas worthy of...

Feb
18

Marine Reserves Dashboard Presentation

February 18, 2021

 

SCUBA research taking place in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series presents “Taking a Deeper Dive:  The ODFW Marine Reserves Data Dashboard,” on Thursday, Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free and open to...

Feb
17

Rocky Habitat Panel Discussion

February 17, 2021

Otter Rock tidepools.\Photo courtesy of ORPD.

Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan: Part 3, also known as the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, aims to balance human use and ecological conservation consistent with Oregon’s ocean resources statewide planning goal. For the first time in nearly 25...

Feb
16

Sunflower Star Webinar

February 16, 2021

Sunflower Sea Star.\Photo courtesy of Oregon State University.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) is presenting a webinar by Sara Hamilton, a PhD candidate in Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology, on the topic “Going, Going.... Gone? Conservation Outlook...