Ocean Events

Jan
29

Crab Research Talk

January 29, 2020, Seaside

Crab in hand.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The “Listening to the Land” speaker series kicks off its 2020 season on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., with a presentation by marine ecologist Sarah Henkel entitled "Listening to the Crabs.”  Dr. Henkel is an associate professor in Oregon State University’s...

Feb
12

Orca Lecture

February 12, 2020, Cannon Beach

Colleen Weiler and orcas.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series turns its sights on “killer whales.”   Colleen Weiler will speak on “Orcas of the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock...

Feb
19

Oystercatcher Talk

February 19, 2020, Seaside

Black Oystercatchers at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Learn about the black oystercatcher, a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats, in a talk sponsored by the Necanicum Watershed Council on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public...

Mar
3

Marine Reserves Workshop

March 3, 2020 - March 4, 2020, Corvallis

Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Nature Conservancy is hosting the Oregon Marine Reserves Size and Spacing Workshop in Corvallis on March 3-4. It takes place in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center (725 S.W. 26th St.) in Corvallis.  The agenda and exact times have not yet been...

Mar
5

Marine Debris Survey

March 5, 2020, Yachats

Volunteer gathers marine debris at Cape Cove.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats) in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m....

Mar
10

Presentation on Sea Otters

March 10, 2020, Gold Beach

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eleanor Solomon.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak about the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St.) in Gold Beach.  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey,...

Mar
11

Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Debbie Duffield speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...

Apr
8

Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet Essley on “Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon:  What We Can Learn from Sandpipers.”  The event, free and open to...

Past Events

May
4

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 4, 2019, Newport

 Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-noon, in the meeting room of the Newport office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2127 S.E....

May
3

Seminar on Marine Worms

May 3, 2019, Charleston

Bloodworm. | Photo courtesy from Cool Galapagos

Join Dr. Neva Meyer, from Clark University, who will be giving a talk titled, "Neural fate specification in the annelid Capitella teleta and implications for nervous system evolution" on May 3rd at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium...

Apr
30

Open House on Navy Training Plan

April 30, 2019, Newport

 Seascape--Oregon's peaceful waters.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
Seascape--Oregon's peaceful waters.\Photo by Gregory Henton.

If you didn’t know, the U.S. Navy practices for war in the ocean off Oregon (and from northern California to Southeast Alaska).  The Navy’s “Northwest Training and Testing” plan is now up for review.  The Navy seeks to renew its...

Apr
29

Open House on Navy Training Plan

April 29, 2019, Astoria

Rough seas ahead under Navy bombardment.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Rough seas ahead under Navy bombardment.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

If you didn’t know, the U.S. Navy practices for war in the ocean off Oregon (and from northern California to Southeast Alaska).  The Navy’s “Northwest Training and Testing” plan is now up for review.  The Navy seeks to renew...

Apr
27

Oswald West Action Day

April 27, 2019, Arch Cape

Oswald West Action Day 2019

Join Surfrider Portland, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and Oregon State Parks for a morning filled with community service to give back to our beautiful Oregon coast on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. They will be hosting a beach cleanup along with some restoration projects...

Apr
27

Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

April 27, 2019, Tillamook

Plastic bags choke waterways and the sea, and threaten wildlife.
Plastic bags choke waterways and the sea, and threaten wildlife.

The Tillamook County Master Recyclers are sponsoring a Plastic Pollution Awareness Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 2nd St. Plaza in the city of Tillamook.  Everyone is welcome. 

A rally from noon to 1...

Apr
26

Seminar on Microbial Importance in an Ecosystem

April 26, 2019, Charleston

Dr. Roxanne A. Beinart.
Dr. Roxanne A. Beinart. | Photo courtesy of University of Rhode Island.

Join University of Rhode Island's Dr. Roxanne Beinart for her seminar titled, "Linking microbial symbiont activity to ecosystem processes" on April 26th at 4:00 pm in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd,...

Apr
22

Earth Day Climate Fair

April 22, 2019, Newport

A king tide, driven by sea level rise, swamps wetlands along the Yaquina River near Newport.\Photo by John Bauer.
A king tide, driven by sea level rise, swamps wetlands along the Yaquina River near Newport.\Photo by John Bauer.

What better time to address the greatest threat to the Earth than on Earth day.  On Earth Day, Monday, April 22, an Earth Day Climate Fair is being held beginning at 6:30 p.m. in...

Apr
20

Coos Science Fair

April 20, 2019, Coos Bay

Coos Bay's waterfront from the air.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.
Coos Bay's waterfront from the air.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

COOS (Celebration of Ocean Science) is hosting its 3rd annual Science Fair on the Boardwalk in downtown Coos Bay on Saturday, April 20, from noon to 2 p.m.

At this family-friendly event, you’ll have the opportunity learn from “a...