Ocean Events

Aug
26

Sea Otter Webinar

August 26, 2020

Sea otter "raft."\Photo by David Sidle.

The Elakha Alliance is sponsoring a webinar on “The Legal and Economic Considerations of Sea Otter Reintroduction” on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.  Speakers will be Bob Bailey, the Alliance’s president, and Michele Zwartjes, a biologist with the U.S....

Aug
27

Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation

August 27, 2020

Cape Perpetua from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The annual Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation Event celebrates the wide range of voluntary activity focused on that stretch of Oregon’s shore (including the monitoring done by CoastWatchers).  It is usually a...

Past Events

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...

May
1

Lecture on Seagrass Meadows

May 1, 2020

Eelgrass bed in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.
Eelgrass bed in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

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.

A talk in the series of interest in terms of both marine ecology and climate comes from Aurora...

Apr
28

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

April 28, 2020

Rocky shore habitat at Lone Ranch Beach.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are nearing the end of the years-long process through which Oregon is revisiting and revising its strategy and regulations for protecting rocky shore and offshore rocky habitats.  The Rocky Habitat Management Strategy...

Apr
24

Lecture on Fairy Shrimp

April 24, 2020

Fairy Shrimp courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation
Fairy Shrimp courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation

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, April 24, the series features a 1 p.m. talk from Terri Williams, a research...

Apr
17

Talk on Kelp Forests

April 17, 2020

Kelp bed.\Photo by Dave Ledig.
Kelp bed.\Photo by Dave Ledig.

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.

The second talk in the series comes from Cathy Pfister, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the...

Apr
10

Seminar on Seaweed and Seagrass

April 10, 2020

Seaweed on the shore at low tide.\Photo courtesty 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.

The first talk in the series comes from Laura Parfrey, an assistant professor and Canada...

Apr
8

Cancelled--Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  The following event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation.  No word on whether or when it will be rescheduled.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet...