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

Mar
29

Sea Otter Webinar

March 29, 2022

Kayakers approach a raft of sea otters.\Photo by Frank Steube.

The Elakha Alliance, which is working to develop the scientific knowledge and public support needed to restore sea otters to Oregon’s coast, offers a webinar on “Sharing Space with Sea Otters: A Case Study of Coexistence in a...

Mar
17

Seminar on Beach Biodiversity

March 17, 2022

Photo of a mole crab by Bonnie Henderson.
Mole crab, a common denizen of Oregon beaches.\Photo by Bonnie Henderson.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to hold its Thursday research seminar series online.  Next up is a talk about a subject that is literally beneath the feet of beachgoers—the life that dwells beneath the...

Mar
12

Talk on Drones and Whales

March 12, 2022

Gray whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon chapter of the American Cetacean Society hosts a webinar on how drones are being used to study whales on Saturday, March 12, at 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The presenter is Clara Bird, a Ph.D student at Oregon State...

Mar
10

Seminar on Inclusive Fisheries

March 10, 2022

Trawler heads out to sea.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online. On Thursday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m., the topic will be diversity and inclusion in the fishing industry.

The speaker will be Ivan Arismendi, Associate...

Mar
10

Public Meeting on Offshore Wind Energy

March 10, 2022

Photo of Offshore wind turbine courtesy of BOEM.
Offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The Oregon Department of Energy is holding public meetings to introduce and discuss its Floating Offshore Wind Study.  The first such event takes place on Thursday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is a serious possibility that offshore wind...

Mar
9

Orca Lecture

March 9, 2022

Transient killer whale.\Photo by Josh McInnes.

The Friends of Haystack Rock continue their “Library Lecture Series,” but online rather than actually in the library. On Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m., the topic will be orcas, aka killer whales. The event is free and open to all.

Speaker Josh...

Mar
5

Lecture on Kelp and Whales

March 5, 2022

Kelp forest and research vessel.\Photo courtesy of the Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetual Collaborative presents a talk on “Kelp to Whales:  Evidence for a Bottom-Up Trophic Cascade” on Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.  The online presentation is free and open to all.

The speaker is...

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...