Ocean Events

May
24

Tsunami Resilience Lecture

May 24, 2018, Newport

Photo by Portland Photographic Society

Preparing the region for the inevitable "Big One"--a tectonic earthquake and subsequent tsunami--will be the subject of a talk by Meg Reed, Coastal Shores Specialist with the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, on Thursday, May 24,...

May
25

Understanding Ecology Seminar

May 25, 2018, Charleston

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Spring 2018 Seminar Series features Blaine Griffin, from Brigham Young University. Blaine works in the Integrative Biology department, and his lecture is entitled, "Why more students should use mechanistic models to understand...

Jun
1

Marine Life Histories Seminar

June 1, 2018, Charleston

 

Peanut worm. | Photo by Alvaro Migotto

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is offering a scientific lecture by Michael Boyle, Research Biologist from the Smithosian Marine Station at Ft. Pierce, on Friday, June 1, 4 p.m. in the Boathouse Auditorium. His lecture is entitled, "Of...

Jun
1

Seabird Survey Training

June 1, 2018, Yachats

Sea Lion Caves, a site where seabird surveying will take place.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Sea Lion Caves, a site where seabird surveying will take place.\Photo by Alex Derr.

If you like to watch birds and care about their welfare, here’s a chance to study seabirds and contribute to science.  Volunteers are needed to monitor seabird nesting colonies near the Cape Perpetua Marine...

Jun
3

Seabird Survey Training

June 3, 2018, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.
Tufted Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.

If you like to watch birds and care about their welfare, here’s a chance to study seabirds and contribute to science.  Volunteers are needed to monitor seabird nesting colonies near the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Haystack...

Jun
8

Aquatic Vision Seminar

June 8, 2018, Charleston

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Spring 2018 Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Cris Niell, from the Biology Department of the University of Oregon. 

Background on Dr. Neill's reserach: How do we make sense of the visual world around us? Our brain takes a pattern...

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...

Jul
19

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 19, 2018 - July 20, 2018, Yachats

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 in the state, to...

Jul
26

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 26, 2018 - July 27, 2018, Yachats

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...

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

May
19

Discover Oceanside Tidepools

May 19, 2018, Tillamook

Sea stars at Cannon Beach. | Photo by Peterson Photography

What amazing creatures are lurking at the water’s edge? Visit Oceanside for this event, and you will see.

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS staff and volunteers will be onsite in the tide pools helping visitors understand what is living...

May
19

Brown Pelican Survey

May 19, 2018

Brown Pelicans.\Photo by Roy Lowe.
Brown Pelicans.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

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 first of this year’s surveys takes place May 19 (the second will be Sept....

May
18

Ecology and Evolution Seminar

May 18, 2018, Charleston

Lettuce sea slug, a saccoglossan.\Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
Lettuce sea slug, a saccoglossan.\Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Spring 2018 Seminar Series hosts Serena Caplins, a PhD candidate in the University of California Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, to describe her thesis work relating...

May
17

Fishery Lecture

May 17, 2018, Newport

Oregon kelp forest. | Photo by Chad King

The Hatfield Marine Science Center is hosting a lecture titled: Development of tools to integrate of spatial processes into fishery stock assessment and management frameworks.

The main speaker for this lecture will be Katelyn Bosley. To learn more, ...

May
12

Migratory Bird Day BioBlitz

May 12, 2018, Yachats

Wilson's Warbler may be passing through.\Photo by Jeremy Cohen.
Wilson's Warbler may be passing through.\Photo by Jeremy Cohen.

Saturday, May 12 is World Migratory Bird Day, and it is being observed at Cape Perpetua with a special, bird-oriented BioBlitz to inventory migrants passing through the area on that day.  (A BioBlitz involves a concerted,...

May
12

Migratory Bird Day Outing

May 12, 2018, Netarts

 Tufted Puffin in flight. | Photo by Jeremy Cohen.
Tufted Puffin in flight. | Photo by Jeremy Cohen

Discover the amazing life histories of the aquatic birds of Netarts Bay at the next Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS program, Migratory Bird Day Outing: Coastal and Pelagic Birds. Presented in partnership with Oregon State Parks, everyone...

May
11

Seminar on Shells

May 11, 2018, Charleston

Geerat Vermeij, UC Davis Professor. | Photo from UC Davis

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Spring 2018 Seminar Series features Geerat Vermeij, a distinguished professor at UC Davis. His seminar is entitled, "Shells: an ecological and historical window on the marine world." This 7...

May
8

Marine Debris Art Workshop

May 8, 2018, Portland

Marine debris art from Haystack Rock Trash Talk Project. | Photo from HRAP

Pooka Rice from the Haystack Rock Trash Talk Project, will the be the guest speaker for the next monthly meeting of tjhe Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, May 8 from 7-9 p.m.  The event, free and open to...

May
6

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 6, 2018, Newport

 

Black Oystercatcher and chicks.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher and chicks.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The annual volunteer survey of Black Oystercatchers is coming up.  A training for prospective volunteers is coming up Sunday, May 6, 3 to 5:30 p.m., at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s meeting room (2127 S.E. Marine Science...

May
4

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 4, 2018, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The annual volunteer survey of Black Oystercatchers is coming up.  A training for prospective volunteers is coming up Friday, May 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m., at Cannon Beach City Hall (163 E. Gower Ave.).

The long-running survey is a partnership among...