Ocean Events

Sep
27

Conference on Coastal Atlases

September 27, 2021

Research buoy about to be deployed.\Photo courtesy of OSU.
Research buoy about to be deployed.\Photo courtesy of OSU.

The public is invited to sit in on an international conference on coastal web atlases and how they can advance science and make information available.  The conference takes place Sept. 27-29 online, through both live and recorded...

Oct
5

Sea Otter Symposium

October 5, 2021

Sea otter feeding.\Photo by Max Lipman.
Sea otter feeding.\Photo by Max Lipman.

The Elakha Alliance, which is working toward the potential restoration of sea otters to Oregon’s coastal waters, hosts its second annual online symposium on Oct. 5-7.  The focus of this year’s conference will be the key findings in the scientific...

Oct
12

Talk on Plastic Pollution

October 12, 2021

marine debris zooplankton microfibers
A close-up of plastic microfibers and zooplankton on the ocean surface.\Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a Young Scientist Webinar Series featuring graduate students and postdocs sharing their ocean research. This series will take...

Oct
13

Webinar on the Future Ocean

October 13, 2021

Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of our series of speakers commemorating our 50th anniversary and looking toward the next 50 years, Oregon Shores hosts a talk by marine ecologist Kristy Kroeker, speaking on “Our Changing Oceans.”  The event takes place...

Oct
21

Webinar on Birds and Kelp

October 21, 2021

Kelp bed at Crook Point.\Photo by Roy Lowe.
Kelp bed at Crook Point.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

It is widely known that kelp plays an important role in the nearshore ocean environment, particularly where fish and urchins are concerned.  Kelp beds are biologically rich marine habitats supporting a diversity of invertebrates and fish. Sea...

Oct
27

Salmon Restoration Symposium

October 27, 2021, Ocean Shores

Sockeye salmon spawning.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The 2021 Coast Region Symposium will be held in Ocean Shores, Washington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27.  The theme is “Restoration to Resilience:  Salmon Habitat in a Changing Climate.”  The event is free and open to all, but...

Past Events

Jul
22

Sea Turtle Seminar

July 22, 2021

Olive Ridley turtle, washed up on an Oregon beach.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online, with a talk on sea turtles.  It takes place on Thursday, July 22, at 3:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Speaker is...

Jul
20

Marbled Murrelet Survey Webinar

July 20, 2021

Marbled Murrlet in the hands of Kim Nelson.

The community science field portion of the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project won’t take place this year due to lingering covid concerns, but the 16th annual event will still take place online.  Portland Audubon hosts a “Marbled Murrelet Ecology and...

Jul
20

Webinar on Kelp and Art

July 20, 2021

 

Kelp forest.\Photo by Patrick Webster.
The Elakha Alliance, which is working toward restoration of sea otters to the Oregon coast, hosts a webinar called “Art + Science + Kelp Forests” on Tuesday, July 20, at 6 p.m.

Three researchers from interdisciplinary fields of geography, photography,...

Jul
14

Tufted Puffin Talk

July 14, 2021

Tufted Puffins in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Friends of Haystack Rock group is extended its usual winter-to-spring speaker series into the summer this year.  On Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m., the featured speaker will be Shawn Stephenson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...

Jul
8

Webinar on Crabby Ideas

July 8, 2021

This webinar may prevent the crab issue from being blown up out of proportion.\Photo courtesy of Elakha Alliance.

The Elakha Alliance, which works toward restoration of sea otters to Oregon’s coastal waters, offers a webinar on Dungeness crab and how they may interact with sea otters.  This...

Jun
24

Kelp and Urchin Webinar

June 24, 2021

Purple urchin barren destroying kelp.\Photo by Kate Vylet.

The Elakha Alliance presents a webinar on the relationship between purple urchins and kelp on Thursday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

“Dive into a Changing Ecosystem: Kelp Forests & Urchin Barrens” features...

Jun
24

Webinar on California Current

June 24, 2021

Common Murre colony at Yaquina Head. Seabirds like these depend on the California Current.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online, with a talk on the California current, the “large ecosystem” off our shores, on...

Jun
22

Marine Reserves BioBlitz Training

June 22, 2021

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

Those interested in learning more about one of Oregon’s marine reserves while contributing to science are encouraged to participate in this year’s round of BioBlitzes focusing on Oregon’s five marine reserves.

A BioBlitz is a volunteer-based...

Jun
19

Orca Webinar

June 19, 2021

Orca pod.\Photo courtesy of NMFS.

The American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter hosts a webinar by noted field biologist Alexandra Morton on Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all, but registration is required.

Morton has been studying the Northern Resident Killer...