Ocean Events

Dec
12

Zooplankton Lecture

December 12, 2018, Cannon Beach

Pseudocalanus female in a plankton sample. | Photo by Samantha Zeman.

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These...

Dec
13

US Ocean Policy Webinar

December 13, 2018

US Capitol building. | Photo courtesy of Architect from the Capitol.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-noon (Pacific Standard Time), the Ocean Conservancy will host a webinar to explore what November’s election and the incoming 116th Congress will mean for ocean policy. Attendees will also...

Dec
15

Presentation on Oregon's Orcas

December 15, 2018, Yachats

Orcas in Canada. | Photo by Rob Lott.

Whale conservationist Colleen Weiler will offer a presentation about the orcas found in Oregon's waters on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).  Her talk is part of the Cape...

Dec
27

Winter Whale Watch Week

December 27, 2018 - December 31, 2018, Yachats

Grey whale in a kelp forest. | Photo courtesy of ACS

The Winter Whale Watch Week will take place from December 27-31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with volunteers stationed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 HWY-101, Yachats).

More information to come soon.

For any questions, contact Tara...

Jan
9

Razor Clam Lecture

January 9, 2019, Cannon Beach

Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW
Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW

Clamming is a highly popular pastime on the north coast, so the July 9 lecture hosted by the Friends of Haystack Rock should find an eager audience.  Shellfish biologist Matt Hunter of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss...

Feb
13

Common Murre Lecture

February 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free...

Mar
13

Oregon's Black Oystercatchers Lecture

March 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open...

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
10

Puffin Lecture

April 10, 2019, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow
Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open to...

Past Events

Oct
25

Cape Falcon Reserve Planning Workshop

October 25, 2018, Manzanita

 Research divers at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Research divers at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Marine Reserves Program of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is launching a site management planning process for the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.  The public is invited to a series of three workshops,...

Oct
24

Marine Reserves Research Information Session

October 24, 2018, Depoe Bay

Research underway at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Research underway at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Reserves Program is inviting the public to a casual session on the research being done in Oregon’s marine reserves—and offering a free slice of pizza as an...

Oct
23

Marine Reserves Research Information Session

October 23, 2018, Newport

 Equipment used in marine reserves research.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Equipment used in marine reserves research.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Reserves Program is inviting the public to a casual session on the research being done in Oregon’s marine reserves—and offering a free slice of pizza as an inducement.

From...

Oct
22

Razor Clam Protection Meeting

October 22, 2018, Seaside

Razor clams collected on the Oregon coast. | Photo courtesy from The Oregonian

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a meeting discussing Clatsop County’s razor clam season on Monday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center (415 First...

Oct
20

Bullards Beach Hike

October 20, 2018, Bandon

Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards Beach State Park. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a 5.4 mile hike along the trails at Bullards Beach State Park on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to around 12:30 p.m. Meet them in the parking lot across from the Meeting Hall Yurt inside...

Oct
20

Photography On The Bay

October 20, 2018, Netarts

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS is hosting a FREE course for emerging landscape and nature photographers on October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is taking place in the Netarts Bay area, you must register for complete details.The class will emphasize the basics of photography and will...

Oct
20

Marine Disease Summit

October 20, 2018, Portland

Sea star with wasting syndrome.\Photo by Jim Young.
Sea star with wasting syndrome.\Photo by Jim Young.

Marine disease outbreaks and other mass mortalities are on the rise due to climate change and other human activities.   A workshop and strategic planning session on Marine Disease Outbreaks is being organized for Saturday, Oct. 20, in...

Oct
19

Seminar on Australian Seagrass

October 19, 2018, Charleston

Australian sea grass bed. | Photo courtesy of Deltares

Dr. Brooke Sullivan, from the University of Washington, will be giving a talk titled, "Cultivation of temperate Australian seagrass: Implications for resilience and restoration" on Friday (Oct 19) at 4 pm in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium...

Oct
18

Elk River Salmon Seminar

October 18, 2018, Port Orford

A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond

A seminar on the cherished but threatened salmon runs in the Elk River is sponsored by Oregon State University, Oregon Hatchery Research Center, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Northwest Fisheries...

Oct
16

Rocky Shores Meeting

October 16, 2018, Newport

Rocky shore at Yachats.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
Rocky shore at Yachats.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

The Rocky Shores Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 1-4 p.m. in the Gleeson Room of the Oregon Coast Aquarium (2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd.) in Newport.

OPAC has formed a working...