Ocean Events

Dec
8

Lecture on Salmon Survey

December 8, 2022, Newport

Sockeye salmon spawning. /Photo courtesy of ODFW
Sockeye salmon spawning./Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Laurie Weitkamp a Research Fisheries Biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Centerto...

Dec
8

Eelgrass Conservation Webinar

December 8, 2022

Eelgrass on bay bottom when submerged.
Eelgrass on bay bottom when submerged.\Photo by Adam Obaza.

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Oregon Shores will host a webinar on “Eelgrass and How to Protect It.” The event is free and open to all.

The presenter is Anu Sawkar, the attorney with the Crag Law Center with whom we collaborate in the...

Dec
10

Talk on Yachats Geology

December 10, 2022

Yachats River mouth, with Cape Perpetua to the right. /Photo by Alex Derr.
Yachats River mouth, with Cape Perpetua to the right. /Photo by Alex Derr.

As part of the remote Winter Speaker Series, the Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be hosting Dave Muerdter to talk about his work as a geologist on Saturday Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. Muerdter is a local geologist and...

Dec
12

Conference on Ocean Plastics

December 12, 2022 - December 13, 2022, Newport

Marine debris plastics in the ocean. /Photo by Kip Evans
Marine debris plastics in the ocean. /Photo by Kip Evans

On Dec. 12 and 13, the Pacific Northwest Consortium on Plastics is holding their annual conference in Newport. The event will take place at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (2030 SE Marine...

Dec
13

Kelp Documentary Screening

December 13, 2022

"Kelp Me Please" student documentary. /Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Collaborate

On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m., Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be screening Kelp Me Please, a student documentary about kelp forest conservation in Oregon.

About the film:

"Kelp Me Please is a short film made...

Dec
14

Lecture on Snowy Plovers

December 14, 2022, Cannon Beach

Snowy Plovers. /Photo by Cathy Tronquet
Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's speaker will be Allison Anholt, Coastal Community Science Biologist with...

Jan
11

Lecture on Oregon's Marine Reserves

January 11, 2023, Cannon Beach

Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve. | Photo from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by the Oregon Department of...

Past Events

Sep
29

OPAC Meeting

September 29, 2022

 

OPAC meeting in progress.
OPAC meeting in progress.

The next meeting of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council meeting takes place on Thursday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

This will be an important meeting to conservation advocates, because OPAC will consider evaluations of six proposals for special levels of...

Sep
28

Community Conversation, Offshore Wind--North Bend

September 28, 2022, North Bend

The first floating wind farm in Scotland /photo by Terje Aase, Shutterstock
The first floating wind farm in Scotland /photo by Terje Aase, Shutterstock

Rogue Climate, a nonprofit advocating for climate justice in Southern Oregon, is hosting a series of Community Conversations on Floating Offshore Wind Energy throughout Coos County. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m.,...

Sep
25

Webinar on Crabs

September 25, 2022

Mole crab. /Photo by Bonnie Henderson

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS is hosting a webinar on Oregon’s crabs on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This discussion will be led by Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS board member and retired biologist, Jim Young. The illustrative presentation will cover crab anatomy, life history, the...

Sep
22

Talk on Marine Energy

September 22, 2022, Newport

Experimental wave energy device in operation.
Experimental wave energy device in operation.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Dr. Bryson Roberston, Oregon State University assistant professor and Co-Director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center. His presentation will take...

Sep
19

Panel on Sea Otters

September 19, 2022

A sea otter eating at the surface /photo by Lilian Carswell
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

On Monday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m., the Elakha Alliance is hosting three representatives from the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to discuss potential sea otter reintroductions along the West Coast. All are welcome to attend this free webinar,...

Sep
18

Sea Otter Awareness Week

September 18, 2022

A sea otter enjoying the kelp /photo by Linda Tanner
A sea otter enjoying the kelp /photo by Linda Tanner

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sea Otter Awareness Week (SOAW), celebrated from Sept. 18-24. SOAW is organized and sponsored by Defenders of Wildlife, Sea Otter Savvy, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Here in...

Sep
17

Beach and River Cleanup

September 17, 2022

Beach cleanup volunteers /photo courtesy of SOLVE
Beach cleanup volunteers /photo courtesy of SOLVE

SOLVE is hosting a statewide beach and river cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery. Volunteers are encouraged to join a SOLVE-sponsored project in whatever location is most accessible, all of which are listed ...

Sep
13

Biochemistry Science on Tap

September 13, 2022, Newport

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Science on Tap, an event where participants can socialize and learn in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (GVMSB) (2030 SE Marine Science Dr. in Newport), or watch remotely via Zoom. This event features Rene...

Sep
12

Community Conversation, Offshore Wind--Charleston

September 12, 2022, Charleston

Offshore wind turbines in Xinjiang, China /photo by Chris Lim, Wikipedia
Offshore wind turbines in Xinjiang, China /photo by Chris Lim, Wikipedia

Rogue Climate, a nonprofit advocating for climate justice in Southern Oregon, is hosting a series of Community Conversations on Floating Offshore Wind Energy throughout Coos County. On Monday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m., Rogue...