Ocean Events

Nov
15

LCDC Meeting with Ocean Focus

November 15, 2017 - November 17, 2017, Florence

Florence, Oregon.
Florence, Oregon. | Photo by Ashley Sarah Miller

Ordinarily, a meeting of the state’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) would be featured in our Land Use section.  However, the body’s upcoming session in Florence, Nov. 15-17, at the Florence Events Center (717 Quince St.)...

Nov
17

Acorn Barnacle Seminar

November 17, 2017, Charleston

Acorn Barnacles.
Acorn Barnacles. | Photo by Dave Cowles

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Seminar Series continues with a talk from their very own student, Eleanor Lamont of the University of Oregon (M.S. Defense). She will be leading a lecture titled, “Swimming kinematics and thoracic appendage...

Nov
18

Birding Trip: Raptors & Waterbirds

November 18, 2017, Newport

Hawk. | Photo by Ram Papish
Hawk. | Photo by Ram Papish

The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists invite you to join their field trip that begins at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). Lead by Chuck Philo, you will explore Yaquina Bay and the woodlands of South Beach which provide a wintering area for birds of prey...

Nov
18

Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Research Talk

November 18, 2017, Yachats

Oysters.
More acidic seawater is corrosive and contains less of the minerals that oysters need to build their shells. | Photo by Marc Dewey, Taylor Shellfish

Fall on the central Oregon coast brings with it free educational presentations and events at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. In addition to...

Dec
2

Sea Star Wasting Disease Talk

December 2, 2017, Yachats

 

Sea stars off the coast of Oregon.
Sea stars off the coast of Oregon. | Photo by Sonja Peterson

Fall on the central Oregon coast brings with it free educational presentations and events at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. In addition to the hiking, tidepooling, and exploring always available, visitors can enjoy a variety of...

Dec
9

North Pacific Gray Whale Talk

December 9, 2017, Yachats

Gray whale.
Gray whale breaching. | Photo by Merrill Gosho (NOAA)

Fall on the central Oregon coast brings with it free educational presentations and events at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. In addition to the hiking, tidepooling, and exploring always available, visitors can enjoy a variety of...

Dec
13

Puffin Study Lecture

December 13, 2017, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow
Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow

"The World of Haystack Rock" is a free community lecture series that is co-sponsored by the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library. The lecture series is held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to April, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30...

Jan
10

Marine Reserves Research Lecture

January 10, 2018, Cannon Beach

Wolfe Wagman.
Wolfe Wagman. | Photo courtesy of the Oregon Marine Reserves Website

The World of Haystack Rock speaker series is offered on the second Wednesday of each month from November through April, with each presentation taking place at 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library.  The Friends of Haystack...

Feb
8

Nature Matters Lecture: SMURF Research

February 8, 2018, Astoria

SMURF
SMURF research. | Courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves

Nature Matters lecture seires is brought to you each month by the North Coast Watershed Association and Lewis & Clark National Historic Park. During the lecture, you'll enjoy great brews and food from the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance partners...

Feb
14

Whale Ecology Lecture

February 14, 2018, Cannon Beach

Gray whale.
Gray whale breaching. | Photo by Merrill Gosho (NOAA)

Marine ecologist Leigh Torres is the February speaker for the "World of Haystack Rock" series, offered on the second Wednesday of each month from November through April by the Friends of Haystack Rock.  Each presentation takes place at 7...

Mar
3

South Slough Birding

March 3, 2018, Charleston

South Slough Reserve.

Join a South Slough Reserve interpreter and venture into the Reserve in search of winged wildlife. $1 per birder. These birding walks are usually held the first Saturday of each month.

The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (South Slough Reserve) is a...

Mar
8

Larval Recruitment & Marine Reserves Lecture

March 8, 2018, Manzanita

Heppell Lab Research.
Heppell Lab conducting research. | Courtesy from OSU

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council is hosting a lecture on Larval Recruitment  & Marine Reserves, by OSU's Associate Professor of Fisheries, Scott Heppell. 

Heppell's bio: "My research interests are the physiological ecology of fishes, in...

Mar
12

2018 Marine Debris Conference

March 12, 2018, San Diego

Marine debris assemblage. Photo collage by Randall Henderson.
Marine debris assemblage. Photo collage by Randall Henderson.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have announced that the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) will be held in San Diego, California, USA. The event takes...

Mar
14

Axial Seamount Lecture

March 14, 2018, Cannon Beach

Axial seamount.
Axial Seamount. | Photo courtesy of Axial NOVAE

The World of Haystack Rock series is offered on the second Wednesday of each month from November through April, with each presentation taking place at 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library.  The Friends of Haystack Rock group which sponsors the...

Mar
21

Marbled Murrelet Lecture

March 21, 2018, Seaside

 Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Audubon Society.
Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Audubon Society.

Join the Lower Necanicum Watershed Council for their lecture series on 3/21 focusing on Marbled Murrelet. Stay tuned for more information!

Apr
11

Life on the Coastal Edge Lecture

April 11, 2018, Cannon Beach

Katie Voelke, Director of the North Coast Land Conservancy. | Photo courtesy of NCLC

The World of Haystack Rock speaker series is offered on the second Wednesday of each month from November through April, with each presentation taking place at 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library.  The Friends...

Jun
9

March for the Ocean

June 9, 2018

A coalition of marine and coastal activists has issued a call for a national “March for the Ocean” next year, to take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 (the day after World Oceans Day), in Washington, D.C. and in simultaneous marches or flotillas around the country.  The proclaimed slogan: ...

Past Events

Nov
15

Marine Studies Building Rollout

November 15, 2017, Newport

Those interested in marine science research being done on the Oregon coast might appreciate the opportunity for a preview of planning for the new Marine Studies Building at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC).  On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4-6 p.m., the HMSC offers a...

Nov
14

Marine Reserves Presentation

November 14, 2017, Portland

Ashley Knight, Science Integration Fellow with Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. | Photo courtesy of Surfrider Portland

The monthly meetings of the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation are free and open to everyone, every second Tuesday of the...

Nov
10

Warming Ocean Seminar

November 10, 2017, Charleston

 

Louise Copeman. | Photo Courtesy of OSU

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Seminar Series, Louise Copeman of Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State University and also part of NOAA, will be leading a seminar on, “Arctic cod in a warming ocean.” The talk takes place...

Nov
9

Climate Change Film

November 9, 2017, Newport

Flyer courtesy of the Surfrider Foundation Newport Chapter

The Hatfield Student Organization (at the Hatfield Marine Science Center) and the Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation invite you to attend a screening of An Inconvenient Sequel - a documentary follow-up to An Inconvenient...

Nov
9

Marbled Murrelet Deadline

November 9, 2017

 Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Audubon Society.
Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Audubon Society.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is inviting public input on its draft Marbled Murrelet status review through Nov. 9. The document, along with background information on the associated rulemaking process, is available from...

Nov
8

Marine Mammal Lecture

November 8, 2017, Cannon Beach

 

Sea lions.\Photo by Dave Ledig.
Sea lions.\Photo by Dave Ledig.
Debbie Duffield, coordinator of the Northern Oregon/Southern Washington Marine Mammal Stranding Network (in partnership with the Seaside Aquarium), will be the first presenter in the annual “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series, sponsored by the Friends of...
Nov
3

Seaweed Evolution Seminar

November 3, 2017, Charleston

Patrick Martone
Patrick Martone from the University of British Columbia. | Photo Courtesy of Hakai Institute

Researchers at the University of British Columbia were curious about how the shape of seaweed affects the drag it experiences as they attempted to understand "how anything can survive in these really...

Nov
1

OPAC Meeting

November 1, 2017, Astoria

OPAC meeting in progress.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
OPAC meeting in progress.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council meets on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Astoria’s Holiday Inn Express (204 W. Marine Dr.).  The all-day meeting begins at 10 a.m.  This public meeting is free and open to the public.  There is a lunch break at...

Oct
28

South Slough Trails Hike

October 28, 2017, Charleston

South Slough,
South Slough, | Photo by Southcoast Striders

The Southcoast Striders are hosting a hike Oct. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. To join the hike, meet at the  South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center parking lot.  The hike leaders will take the group on a series of trails...