Ocean Events

Jul
7

Gray Whale Webinar

July 7, 2020

Gray Whale at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Gray Whale at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson.

One of the longest mammal migrations in the world takes place just off the Oregon coast twice a year.  An upcoming webinar explores the lives of gray whales, the creatures whale-watchers see most often, which are in the midst of these epic...

Jul
8

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

July 8, 2020

Rocky habitat at Ecola State Park.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

The initial proposal period for site designations under the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy is now underway.  On Wednesday, July 8, the Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will...

Jul
10

Ocean Science Trust Meeting

July 10, 2020

Researchers deploying an ROV in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Ocean Science Trust, which seeks to acquire and distribute funding for research in Oregon’s ocean, particularly its marine reserves, is meeting virtually on Friday, July 10, 9 a.m.-noon. 

A key topic on the...

Jul
14

Aquaculture Seminar

July 14, 2020

Dr. Jan Hodder.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) has resumed its seminar series, now moved online.  First up will be Jan Hodder, retired from her position as a senior lecturer at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, where she taught about marine birds and mammals for more...

Jul
16

Marbled Murrelet Survey Training

July 16, 2020

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Rich MacIntosh.
Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Rich MacIntosh.

The 15th annual marbled murrelet community survey is taking place this year, virus or no virus, but due to pandemic restrictions the volunteer training will be virtual this time around.  The only training for 2020 takes place on Thursday,...

Jul
22

Virtual Science Pub Walrus Talk

July 22, 2020

Sheanna Steingass.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC in Newport hosts a Science on Tap series.  These are casual talks on scientific subjects, held at the nearby Rogue Brewery, combining food, beer, and entertaining explorations of research topics.  They are fun, educational…and,...

Jul
31

Meeting on Ocean Acidification

July 31, 2020

Testing ocean waters in an Oregon marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Oregon’s Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Council will hold its summer meeting on Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At present, the plan is still to hold an in-person meeting, place to be determined.  Watch this...

Past Events

May
19

Virtual Shark Talk

May 19, 2020

Great White Shark.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC in Newport hosts a Science on Tap series.  These are casual talks on scientific subjects, held at the nearby Rogue Brewery, combining food, beer, and entertaining explorations of research topics.  They are...

May
15

Oystercatcher Webinar

May 15, 2020

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.
Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The Friends of Otter Rock group invites the public to join them for a Zoom meeting, featuring a talk on Black Oystercatchers by wildlife biologist Halle Renn.  The event takes place on Friday, May 15, 6 p.m.

The talk will provide general...

May
15

Seminar on Nurturing Seafood

May 15, 2020

Kelp forest on Haida Gwaii.\Photo by Lynn Lee.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, May 15, the speaker will be fishery biologist Lynn Lee, speaking on “Chiixuu Tll iinasdll...

May
9

Cancelled--Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020, Newport

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  The organizers had been holding out, in hopes that coronavirus restrictions would be lifted in time to allow this citizen science training event t take place, but have now cancelled the in-person event.  Online webinars are being...

May
9

Virtual Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Linda Fink.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year. 

Due to coronavirus measures, the volunteer training sessions that had been planned have been...

May
8

Lecture on Rocky Shores

May 8, 2020

Rocky intertidal habitat.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

On Friday, May 8, the series features a 1 p.m. talk from Robin Elahi, a lecturer from Stanford...