Ocean Events

Jul
25

Dead Bird Lecture

July 25, 2018, Charleston

Bird on Whale Cove beach with evidence of wire entanglement.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is offering a lecture entitled: The Secret Life of Dead Birds. The speaker is Raymond Glenn Ford, a research specialist with the University of California at Santa Cruz's Institute of...

Jul
26

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 26, 2018 - July 27, 2018, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.
Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.

This annual event (13 years now) starts with an evening program about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by a predawn on-the-ground survey the next morning. This is a unique opportunity to learn from top murrelet researchers...

Jul
28

Whale Watch Weekend

July 28, 2018, Depoe Bay

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

The seventh annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend will be held July 28-29.  The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) is hosting the event at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (about a mile north of Depoe Bay) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Jul
29

Whale Watch Weekend

July 29, 2018, Depoe Bay

 

Gray whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.
Gray whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.
This is the second day of the seventh annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend, held July 28-29.  The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) is hosting the event at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (about a mile north of Depoe Bay) from 10...
Jul
29

NAME Annual Conference

July 29, 2018, Portland

CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer, one of the organizers of the NAME conference, in action.\Photo by Dennis White.
CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer, one of the organizers of the NAME conference, in action.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME), with whom our CoastWatch program collaborates every year on the Sharing the Coast Conference, are holding their...

Aug
1

Whale Lecture

August 1, 2018, Charleston

Western grey whale. | Photo from Oregon State University

Leigh Torres from Oregon State University will give a lecture entitled: Modern whales Living in Urban Places.

Torres is a marine ecologist interested in understanding how marine animals, including marine mammals, seabirds and sharks,...

Aug
8

Phytoplankton Lecture

August 8, 2018, Charleston

Phytoplankton. | Photo from NOAA

Join Xiuning Du from the Hatfield Marine Science Center with her lecture entitled: Phytoplankton community dynamics, harmful species, and trophic implications from observations of the Newport Hydrographic Line.

This is part of the Oregon Institute of Marine...

Aug
15

Ocean Temperature Risk Lecture

August 15, 2018, Charleston

Sea stars at Cannon Beach. | Photo by Peterson Photography

Join Hilary Hayford, from the University of Washington, as she presents a lecture entitled: Small movements with large performance benefits: Navigating temperature risk at a snail's pace. 

Hayford is interested in organisms that live...

Sep
8

Brown Pelican Survey

September 8, 2018

 Brown Pelicans at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Dennis White.
Brown Pelicans at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Dennis White.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is teaming with various partners along the West Coast—here in Oregon, it’s Portland Audubon—to conduct the semi-annual Brown Pelican Survey.  The second of this year’s surveys takes place Sept. 8.

In...

Past Events

Jul
20

Seabird Science Hike

July 20, 2018, Arch Cape

Oswald West State Park, between Manzanita and Arch Cape, is the gateway to the Cape Falcon Maine Reserve. Together, these areas create a corridor of conservation stretching from the land three miles into the sea. The Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and the Audubon Society of Portland...

Jul
19

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 19, 2018 - July 20, 2018, Yachats

Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweatshirt) leads a Marbled Murrelet survey in a previous year.
Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweatshirt) leads a Marbled Murrelet survey in a previous year.

This annual event (13 years now) starts with an evening program about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by a predawn on-the-ground survey the next morning. This is a unique opportunity...

Jul
19

Healthy Oceans Webinar

July 19, 2018

Kelp in New Zealand.
Seaweed. | Photo by Yvon Maurice.

Are you interested in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes policy? Are you finding the rapid policy changes and actions a bit overwhelming and unpalatable? Want to develop a deeper understanding of the current issues? You can seek to address these concerns by...

Jul
18

Imperiled Species Panel

July 18, 2018, Port Orford

Raft of sea otters.\Photo by David Sidle.
Raft of sea otters.\Photo by David Sidle.

Species that are no longer with us, and species that are at risk of disappearing, will be the theme of a panel discussion offered by Oregon Wild, "Lost and Imperiled Species of the Oregon Coast: An Exploration of Oregon's Iconic, Recovering, and...

Jul
18

Lecture on Russian Arctic

July 18, 2018, Charleston

The Russian Arctic. | Photo by Jan Hocek

Hydrobiologist Kirill Kotkin, from Moscow State University, will speak on Marine biological research in the Russian Arctic at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) on Wednesday, July 18, at 4 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium.

This is part...

Jul
17

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua

July 17, 2018, Yachats

Cape Perpetua with Visitor Center to the right.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Cape Perpetua with Visitor Center to the right.\Photo by Alex Derr.

As part of a series of “bioblitzes” being held during this week at Oregon’s marine reserves, a bioblitz is planned for Cape Perpetua for Tuesday, July 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  The Oregon Coast Aquarium is partnering with other...