Ocean Events

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...

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...

May
2

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 2, 2020, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

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
9

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020, Newport

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this citizen...

May
20

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 20, 2020, Port Orford

Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

Jun
10

Marine Debris Survey Training

June 10, 2020, Hammond

Starting a marine debris survey at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Jesse Jones.
Starting a marine debris survey at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Jesse Jones.

One of the locations at which CoastWatch conducts our marine debris survey is Fort Stevens State Park, just south of the Columbia’s South Jetty.  More volunteers are needed to fill out the team, headed by Oregon Shores...

Past Events

Mar
28

Cancelled--Gray Whale Presentation

March 28, 2020, Yachats

Gray whale breaching.\Photo by Era Horton.

Cancelled:  The following event has been cancelled due to coronavirus precautions.  The organizers will attempt to reschedule for a later date.

In honor of Spring Whale Watch Week, the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series features a talk on...

Mar
28

Cancelled-- Spring Beach Cleanup

March 28, 2020

Beach cleanup in progress.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Cancelled:  This event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the CORVID-19 virus.  It has been rescheduled for July 5.

This year’s annual beach cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 28.  The coastwide cleanup takes place...

Mar
21

Spring Whale Watch Week

March 21, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Gray whale fluke.\Photo by Dennis White.

Note: due to coronavirus precautions, there will be no volunteer Whale watch guides at the viewing sites. But the whales will still be there.

State Parks has announced that Whale Watch Week will not be observed this spring as a precaution in addressing...

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,...