Ocean Events

Dec
11

Rocky Habitat Talk

December 11, 2019, Cannon Beach

Charlie Plybon surveying the shore.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on rocky shore habitats on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.). The event is free and open to all.

The speaker will be...

Dec
12

Aquaculture and Health Seminar

December 12, 2019, Newport

Salmon aquaculture net pens are a key cause of zoonotic diseases.\Photo courtesy of Washington Dept. of Ecology.

Veterinarian Carla Schubiger will describe current research on “Aquaculture and the One Health Paradigm” at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr., in...

Dec
12

Rocky Habitat Talk

December 12, 2019, Manzanita

Charlie Plybon installs a Ph sensor at the Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council Lecture Series will feature a presentation on rocky shore habitats on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda) in Manzanita. The...

Dec
14

Sea Otter Talk

December 14, 2019, Yachats

A raft of sea otters.\Photo by David Sidle.

As part of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center Fall Speaker Series, Bob Bailey of the Elakha Alliance will speak at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.  The visitor center is located at 2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats.

The talk is free and...

Dec
19

Sea Otter Science Pub

December 19, 2019, Newport

Sea otter in its kelp habitat.\Photo by David Gwilliam.

The Oregon State University Science on Tap series offers a science pub experience devoted to sea otters on Thursday, Dec. 19.  To clarify, this is a science pub about sea otters, not for sea otters—all humans are welcome to this free...

Jan
8

Presentation on the Future Coast

January 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Pat Corcoran.

The Friends of Haystack Rock will kick off the new year with a look at the coast of the future.  As part of the World of Haystack Rock lecture series, Patrick Corcoran of Oregon State University Extension will speak on “Envisioning the Coast of the Future.”  The event, free and...

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...

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,...

Past Events

Apr
12

Barnacle Lifecycle Lecture

April 12, 2019, Charleston

Dr. George von Dassow
Dr. George von Dassow. | Photo courtesy of OIMB

Join Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Dr. George von Dassow for his seminar titled, "The first few exciting hours in the otherwise boring lives of barnacles" on April 12th at 4:00 pm in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd,...

Apr
11

Talk on Larvae and Surf

April 11, 2019, Newport

Surf and rocky shore habitat.\Photo by Jeffergray.
Surf and rocky shore habitat.\Photo by Jeffergray.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) offers a series of research seminars, aimed primarily the scientists and students but open at no cost to the public.

As part of this series, oceanographer Alan Shanks of the Oregon Institute of Marine...

Apr
10

Black Oystercatcher Lecture

April 10, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

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

Apr
4

Talk on Ocean Acidification

April 4, 2019, Newport

 Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

While sea level rise, intensifying storms, and wildfires dominate discussions about the effects of climate change, the increasing acidity of the oceans is actually one of its most threatening aspects.  The nearshore ocean...

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
3

OPAC Meeting

April 3, 2019, Salem

OPAC meeting in progress.

Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will meet on Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in Salem’s Holiday Inn (3301 Market St., N.E).  A number of items are on the agenda that are of potential interest to those concerned about ocean policy, but of most...

Mar
25

Rocky Shore Policy Comment Deadline

March 25, 2019

Devils Churn, on a rocky stretch of shore near Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
Devils Churn, on a rocky stretch of shore near Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is working on an update of Oregon’s policies concerning rocky shore protection.  A series of public hearings on the new draft rocky shores management strategy...

Mar
23

Lecture on Gray Whales

March 23, 2019, Yachats

Michael Noack, a retired Chief Park Ranger and Naturalist, will present Experiencing Gray Whales. Noack has been educating agency staff and the public about the natural world, especially gray whales, for many years. After the program, he will be available to discuss whale watch techniques...