Ocean Events


Surrogate Whale Watch Presentation

December 5, 2020

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

In normal winters, we would be fast approaching Whale Watch Week, and State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here program would be gearing up.  But it is 2020, we’re back to a coronavirus “freeze,” and there will be no public whale-oriented...

Past Events


Marbled Murrelet Survey Training

July 16, 2020

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Rich MacIntosh.
Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Rich MacIntosh.

The 15th annual marbled murrelet community survey is taking place this year, virus or no virus, but due to pandemic restrictions the volunteer training will be virtual this time around.  The only training for 2020 takes place on Thursday,...


Aquaculture Seminar

July 14, 2020

Dr. Jan Hodder.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) has resumed its seminar series, now moved online.  First up will be Jan Hodder, retired from her position as a senior lecturer at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, where she taught about marine birds and mammals for more...


Ocean Science Trust Meeting

July 10, 2020

Researchers deploying an ROV in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Ocean Science Trust, which seeks to acquire and distribute funding for research in Oregon’s ocean, particularly its marine reserves, is meeting virtually on Friday, July 10, 9 a.m.-noon. 

A key topic on the...


Elasmobranchs Online

July 9, 2020

Great White Shark.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.
Great White Shark.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

In the coronavirus era, the Hatfield Marine Science Center is holding its seminar series online.  These events are free and open to the public.

Next up is Fabio Prior Caltabellotta, UF/IFAS Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida,...


Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

July 8, 2020

Rocky habitat at Ecola State Park.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

The initial proposal period for site designations under the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy is now underway.  On Wednesday, July 8, the Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will...


Gray Whale Webinar

July 7, 2020

Gray Whale at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Gray Whale at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson.

One of the longest mammal migrations in the world takes place just off the Oregon coast twice a year.  An upcoming webinar explores the lives of gray whales, the creatures whale-watchers see most often, which are in the midst of these epic...


Seminar on Assessing Marine Reserves

July 2, 2020

View from Cape Perpetua across the marine reserve.\Photo by Rena Olson.

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 Dan Ovando, a postdoctoral researcher at...


Presentation on Genomics and Marine Environment

June 29, 2020

Humpback whale south of Depoe Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Marine Mammal Institute at the Hatfield Marine Science Center is interviewing candidates for an open assistant professor in cetacean biology.  This gives the public an opportunity to learn about current research on marine mammals,...


Virtual Fishing Industry Tour

June 25, 2020

The Newport fishing fleet.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Oregon State University’s Science on Tap series, usually held at the Rogue Brewery in Newport, has moved online, so you will have to bring your own beer while enjoying presentations via Zoom.

Next up, on Thursday, June 26, 6 p.m., is Walking...