Ocean Events

Dec
12

Zooplankton Lecture

December 12, 2018, Cannon Beach

Pseudocalanus female in a plankton sample. | Photo by Samantha Zeman.

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These...

Dec
13

US Ocean Policy Webinar

December 13, 2018

US Capitol building. | Photo courtesy of Architect from the Capitol.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-noon (Pacific Standard Time), the Ocean Conservancy will host a webinar to explore what November’s election and the incoming 116th Congress will mean for ocean policy. Attendees will also...

Dec
15

Presentation on Oregon's Orcas

December 15, 2018, Yachats

Orcas in Canada. | Photo by Rob Lott.

Whale conservationist Colleen Weiler will offer a presentation about the orcas found in Oregon's waters on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).  Her talk is part of the Cape...

Dec
27

Winter Whale Watch Week

December 27, 2018 - December 31, 2018, Yachats

Grey whale in a kelp forest. | Photo courtesy of ACS

The Winter Whale Watch Week will take place from December 27-31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with volunteers stationed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 HWY-101, Yachats).

More information to come soon.

For any questions, contact Tara...

Jan
9

Razor Clam Lecture

January 9, 2019, Cannon Beach

Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW
Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW

Clamming is a highly popular pastime on the north coast, so the July 9 lecture hosted by the Friends of Haystack Rock should find an eager audience.  Shellfish biologist Matt Hunter of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss...

Feb
13

Common Murre Lecture

February 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free...

Mar
13

Oregon's Black Oystercatchers Lecture

March 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

Apr
10

Puffin Lecture

April 10, 2019, Cannon Beach

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

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open to...

Past Events

Nov
14

Virtual Marine Reserves Tour

November 14, 2018, Cannon Beach

Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.
Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.

The Marine Reserves Program leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cristen Don, will lead a virtual underwater tour of Oregon’s five marine reserves, with special emphasis on nearby Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7-8:30...

Nov
8

Aquarium Science Tour and Climate Lecture

November 8, 2018, Newport

Courtesy of Oregon Coast Community College

The Oregon Coast Community College invites the public to learn about their Aquarium Science Program on Nov. 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oregon Coast Community College (400 SE College Way, Newport). Guests are invited to tour the facility, and hear a...

Nov
6

Cape Falcon Reserve Planning Workshop

November 6, 2018, Seaside

Cape Falcon's tip.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Cape Falcon's tip.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Marine Reserves Program of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is launching a site management planning process for the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.  The public has been invited to a series of three workshops, during which the...

Nov
3

Marbled Murrelet Lecture

November 3, 2018, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo courtesy of the Washington Environmental Council.
Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo courtesy of the Washington Environmental Council.

Kim Nelson, an expert on seabirds, will speak on Oregon’s Marbled Murrelet population, and efforts to assure the bird’s survival, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. in the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101,...

Nov
2

Seminar on Marine Predators

November 2, 2018, Charleston

Elephant seal pup. | Photo by Chantal Jacques
Elephant seal pup. | Photo by Chantal Jacques

Dr. Sara Maxwell, from the University of Washington Bothell, will be giving a talk titled, "Movement and management of marine predators" on Friday (Nov 2) at 4 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Road, Charleston). Admission...

Oct
30

Virtual Marine Reserves Tour

October 30, 2018, Tillamook

Rockfish on an underwater reef protected in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Rockfish on an underwater reef protected in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Marine Reserves Program leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cristen Don, will lead a virtual underwater tour of Oregon’s five marine reserves, with special emphasis on nearby Cape...

Oct
27

South Slough Kayak Tour

October 27, 2018, Charleston

Kayakers enjoy an outing near Dalton Marsh in Oregon's South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. | Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR
Kayakers enjoy an outing near Dalton Marsh in Oregon's South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. | Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR

The South Slough National Estuarine Reserve Reserve outreach program invites the public to join in a Kayaking The Estuary tour Saturday, Oct. 27,...

Oct
27

State of the Coast Conference

October 27, 2018, Coos Bay

The annual State of the Coast Conference, which brings together scientists, conservationists, representatives of coastal industries, and interested citizens to learn the latest about coastal and marine research and concerns, is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Southwestern Oregon...

Oct
26

Talk on Coral and Climate Change

October 26, 2018, Charleston

Great Barrier Reef. | Photo by Chanel Hason

Dr. Mikhail Matz, from the University of Texas at Austin, will be giving a talk titled, "Epigenetics, schmepigenetics: What DNA methylation actually does when conditions change" on Friday, Oct 26, at 4 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse...