Ocean Events

Jan
26

Open House for Fish and Wildlife

January 26, 2022

Black oystercatchers, mother and chick, a species of conservation concern on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites the public to a virtual Conservation Open House—the first of five this year—to discuss issues involving...

Jan
27

Seminar on California Current

January 27, 2022

Black-footed albatross, a denizen of the California Current.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its Thursday research seminar series online.  This week’s talk concerns the California Current, the large marine ecosystem off Oregon’s shore.  Presenter...

Feb
2

Sea Otter Update

February 2, 2022

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

Oregon Wild will host “A Deep Dive into the Sea Otter Feasibility Study” on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker will be a representative (TBA) from the Elakha Alliance, which works toward restoring sea otters...

Feb
8

Webinar on Marine Protected Area Design

February 8, 2022

Research taking place at Oregons Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Those interested in how we design marine protected areas, including marine reserves, may be interested in a webinar on “Marine Connectivity Conservation ‘Rules of Thumb’ for MPA and MPA Network Design,”...

Past Events

Dec
1

Lecture on Art and Science of Kelp

December 1, 2021

Bull kelp.\Photo by Jose Iselin.

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m., the Elakha Alliance presents “Chasing Kelp: A bull kelp journey across the Pacific Coast.”  The online event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Josie Iselin, who will describe her journey as an artist plunging into the...

Nov
18

Land-Sea Symposium

November 18, 2021

Bull kelp.\Photo by Jose Iselin.

The 9th annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Sponsored by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative (of which CoastWatch is one of the partners), the event brings together those who care for the Cape Perpetua area...

Nov
9

Marine Reserves on Tap

November 9, 2021

 

North boundary of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series is still online.  The upside is that these presentations are available everywhere; the downside is that you have to pour your own.

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 6...

Nov
9

Talk on Archaeology and Sea Otters

November 9, 2021

Sea otters at sea.\Photo courtesy of the Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is offering a series of Young Scientist Webinars, featuring graduate students and postdoctoral researchers sharing the new research they are doing.  The series runs through April on the...

Nov
6

Orca Talk

November 6, 2021

Orcas.\Photo courtesy of NMFS.

The American Cetacean Society, Oregon Chapter, presents a talk on orcas, aka killer whales, off our coast on Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. 

The speaker is Josh McInnes, a Master degree student at the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and...

Nov
4

Presentation on Protecting Kelp

November 4, 2021

Kelp forest.\Photo by Lynn Lee.

At its Thursday, Nov. 4 virtual meeting, the MidCoast Watersheds Council offers a presentation on kelp and its importance to Oregon’s coastal environment.  The event, at 6:30 p.m., is free and open to all.

The presenter will be Tom Calvanese, coordinator of the...