Ocean Events

Nov
30

Science on Tap: Gray Whales

November 30, 2022, Newport

Diving gray whale. /Photo courtesy of OSU.
Diving gray whale. /Photo courtesy of OSU.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is holding a hybrid Science on Tap event on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. The theme for the night is “Life as a PCFG: A close look at the ecology and health of Pacific Coast Feeding Group gray whales in...

Dec
1

Lecture on Fish Conservation Physiology

December 1, 2022, Newport

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Ken Zillig, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Fish Physiology Lab at the University of California, Davis, to discuss his work on conservation...

Dec
3

Talk on Transient Killer Whales

December 3, 2022

As part of the remote Winter Speaker Series, the Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be hosting Josh McInnes to talk about his research on the behavioral ecology of killer whales on Saturday Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. McInnes is a marine ecologist and marine mammal researcher at...

Dec
8

Lecture on Salmon Survey

December 8, 2022, Newport

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Laurie Weitkamp a Research Fisheries Biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Centerto discuss the...

Dec
8

Eelgrass Conservation Webinar

December 8, 2022

Eelgrass on bay bottom when submerged.
Eelgrass on bay bottom when submerged.\Photo by Adam Obaza.

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Oregon Shores will host a webinar on “Eelgrass and How to Protect It.” The event is free and open to all.

The presenter is Anu Sawkar, the attorney with the Crag Law Center with whom we collaborate in the...

Dec
10

Talk on Yachats Geology

December 10, 2022

As part of the remote Winter Speaker Series, the Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be hosting Dave Muerdter to talk about his work as a geologist on Saturday Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. Muerdter is a local geologist and longtime Cape Perpetua Volunteer.

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Dec
12

Conference on Ocean Plastics

December 12, 2022 - December 13, 2022, Newport

Marine debris plastics in the ocean. /Photo by Kip Evans
Marine debris plastics in the ocean. /Photo by Kip Evans

On Dec. 12 and 13, the Pacific Northwest Consortium on Plastics is holding their annual conference in Newport. The event will take place at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (2030 SE Marine...

Dec
14

Lecture on Snowy Plovers

December 14, 2022, Cannon Beach

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 Portland...

Past Events

Mar
4

Meeting on Wind Energy and Fisheries

March 4, 2022

Closeup of an offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of Cornell University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is developing a plan to open the ocean in federal waters off Oregon’s shore to wind energy development.  This is a form of renewable energy, but it also poses...

Mar
3

Seminar on Climate and Fisheries

March 3, 2022

The Newport fishing fleet.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online. Next up, on Thursday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m., is a talk on “Climate change effects on important fisheries species: from individual physiology to...

Feb
26

Plastic Pollution Action Day

February 26, 2022, Lincoln City

Gull sculpture by Washed Ashore, made from marine debris.

Washed Ashore, a Bandon-based non-profit that creates works of art from marine debris and displays them around the world, along with partners, is sponsoring “Swimming Upstream:  Addressing Plastics Pollution through Action” on...

Feb
25

Offshore Wind Task Force Meets

February 25, 2022

Offshore wind energy turbines.\Photo courtesy of Stanford University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is assessing Oregon’s continental shelf for sites for wind energy development.  “Call areas,” where BOEM intends to offer leases to would-be wind developers who will...

Feb
24

Workshop on Marine Debris for Educators

February 24, 2022

Students conducting a marine debris survey.\Photo by Fawn Custer.

Oregon Sea Grant offers a workshop for educators in grades 4-12 who would like to incorporate the topic of marine debris prevention into their teaching.  “Marine Debris Interruptions” takes place on Thursday, Feb. 24, 4:30-6...

Feb
19

Whale Entanglement Talk

February 19, 2022

Whale showing fluke.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Oregon chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) offers a free public talk, “Going in for the Krill: Developing Prey-Informed Ecosystem Models to Mitigate Whale Entanglement Risk in Oregon.”  It takes place on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 10...

Feb
17

Seminar on Predators and Prey

February 17, 2022

Megan Sabal

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online.  Next up is lecture on “Predator effects on migratory prey behavior, ecology, and evolution, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m.

The speaker is Megan Sabal, a postdoctoral scholar with Oregon State...

Feb
10

Talk on Tidal Wetlands

February 10, 2022

Laura Brophy in the field.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s event, on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 p.m., features renowned wetland ecologist Laura Brophy, who studies Oregon’s estuarine and lower-river marshes and tidal swamps.  Her...

Feb
9

Lecture on Sharks

February 9, 2022

Salmon Shark.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium.

The Friends of Haystack Rock continues its Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series online until it’s safe to go back to the library up again.  Up next, the ever-intriguing subject of sharks.  Taylor Chapple, an assistant professor in...