Ocean Events

Feb
8

Science Pub: Kelp Restoration

February 8, 2023, Pacific City

Tom Calvanese holding purple sea urchins. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Tom Calvanese holding purple sea urchins. /Photo courtesy of OSU

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m., the Audubon Society of Lincoln City will host a Science Pub night at Pelican Brewing Company (33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City) featuring Oregon Kelp Alliance.

About the event:

"We are...

Feb
8

Lecture on Sea Otters

February 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.
A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Wednesday, Feb 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Michelle St. Martin, the Marine Conservation Coordinator...

Feb
9

Lecture on Climate and Fish Distribution

February 9, 2023, Newport

Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures
Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Lorenzo Ciannelli, principal investigator in the Fisheries Oceanography Lab at Oregon State University, to discuss his research on...

Feb
16

Lecture on Coastal Modeling

February 16, 2023, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Merrick Haller, a Professor of  Civil & Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, to discuss their research on the Newport Model...

Mar
8

Lecture on Transient Orcas

March 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

Orcas in Canada. /Photo by Rob Lott.

On Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Josh McInnes on his work studying transient killer whales off the...

Mar
14

Webinar on Harmful Algal Blooms

March 14, 2023

Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a series of webinars called "Young Scientists and Wave Makers" to highlight students and early career professionals conducting meaningful conservation research. The webinar on...

Mar
15

Talk on Oregon Marine Reserves

March 15, 2023, Lincoln City

Cape Arago Lighthouse. /Photo by Daniel Holihan via Wikimedia

The Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City) hosts Dr. Lindsay Aylesworth for a talk titled "A Deeper Dive into Oregon’s Marine Reserves, celebrating the first ten years of Oregon’s marine reserves program."...

Past Events

Jan
14

Seminar on Birds of the Oregon Coast

January 14, 2023, Bandon

Tufted Puffin at sea. /Photo by Tiffany Boothe, Friends of Haystack Rock.

On Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m., Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) is hosting its first seminar of 2023. SEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and awareness of shoreline habitats and...

Jan
14

Talk on Birds of the Oregon Coast

January 14, 2023, Bandon

 

 

Common Murre colony.
Common Murre colony.\Photo by Mollly Sultany.

On Saturday, Jan. 14, 1 p.m., Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) offers a talk on “Birds of the Oregon Coast.” The in-person talk (a Zoom option is also available) takes place in the Sprague Room of the Bandon Library (1202 11th...

Jan
11

Lecture on Oregon's Marine Reserves

January 11, 2023, Cannon Beach

Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve. | Photo from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by the Oregon Department of...

Jan
11

Territorial Sea Plan Working Group Meeting

January 11, 2023

Cascade Head, with Cascade Head Marine Reserve in the foreground.\Photo by Alex Derr.

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Territorial Sea Plan Working Group will hold a meeting to discuss amendments to Part 4 of the Territorial Sea Plan- Uses of the Sea Floor. This meeting will be conducted remotely...

Jan
10

Webinar on Oregon's Marine Reserves

January 10, 2023

Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Portland Audubon is hosting a free webinar on Oregon's marine reserve program from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Oregon’s Marine Reserves and Marine Protected Areas were designated in 2012 with the goals of conserving marine habitats and...

Jan
10

Webinar on Sea Stars and Climate

January 10, 2023

Zechariah Meunier in the field. /Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Collaborative.
Zechariah Meunier in the field. /Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a series of webinars called "Young Scientists and Wave Makers" to highlight students and early career professionals conducting meaningful conservation research. The next...

Jan
5

Talk on Resident Gray Whales

January 5, 2023

A gray whale surfacing /photo by Erik Urdahl
A gray whale surfacing /photo by Erik Urdahl

On Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m., the Midcoast Watersheds Council's community meeting will focus on the gray whales that call the Oregon coast home year-round.

The featured speaker is Lisa Hildebrand, a PhD student at Oregon State University's...

Jan
5

Lecture on the Effects of Ocean Acidification

January 5, 2023, Newport

Oregon pink shrimp. /Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Oregon pink shrimp. /Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host George Waldbusser, a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, to discuss his work on ocean...

Dec
28

Whale Watch Week

December 28, 2022

Gray whale diving. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Gray whale diving. /Photo courtesy of OSU

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is bringing back "Whale Watch Week" for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. From Wednesday, Dec. 28 to Sunday, Jan. 1, OPRD will have volunteers at 17 designated whale watch spots...

Dec
14

Lecture on Snowy Plovers

December 14, 2022, Cannon Beach

Snowy Plovers. /Photo by Cathy Tronquet
Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's speaker will be Allison Anholt, Coastal Community Science Biologist with...