Ocean Events

Feb
18

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 18, 2020, Cannon Beach

Rocky shores near Cannon Beach.\Photo by Mark Stalcup.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal Management Program...

Feb
19

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 19, 2020, Coos Bay

Rocky shores at Sunset Bay, near Coos Bay.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal...

Feb
19

Oystercatcher Talk

February 19, 2020, Seaside

Black Oystercatchers at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Learn about the black oystercatcher, a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats, in a talk sponsored by the Necanicum Watershed Council on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public...

Feb
21

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Webinar

February 21, 2020

Rocky intertidal habitat at Strawberry Hill.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal...

Mar
3

Marine Reserves Workshop

March 3, 2020 - March 4, 2020, Corvallis

Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Nature Conservancy is hosting the Oregon Marine Reserves Size and Spacing Workshop in Corvallis on March 3-4. It takes place in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center (725 S.W. 26th St.) in Corvallis.  The agenda and exact times have not yet been...

Mar
3

Film Showing on Plastics

March 3, 2020, Salem

Marine debris, mostly plastic, collected on one CoastWatch walk in Netarts.

A number of recycling and conservation organizations are joining forces to sponsor a showing of the film “The Story of Plastic” on Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6), at the Historic Grand Theater (191...

Mar
5

Marine Debris Survey

March 5, 2020, Yachats

Volunteer gathers marine debris at Cape Cove.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats) in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m....

Mar
10

Presentation on Sea Otters

March 10, 2020, Gold Beach

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eleanor Solomon.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak about the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St.) in Gold Beach.  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey,...

Mar
11

Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Debbie Duffield speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...

Mar
20

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

March 20, 2020, Newport

Rocky shore habitat at low tide.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The current public comment period on the draft of the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy ends on March 1.  After taking some time to consider the comments, the Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory...

Apr
8

Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet Essley on “Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon:  What We Can Learn from Sandpipers.”  The event, free and open to...

Past Events

Nov
19

Marine Debris Pub Talk

November 19, 2019, Newport

Dorothy Horn at her laboratory bench.

Marine debris and microplastics in the environment will be the subject of a pub talk as part of the Oregon State University Science on Tap series.  The speaker is Dorothy Horn, a PhD candidate at Portland State University who is studying marine debris,...

Nov
15

Lecture on Marine Management

November 15, 2019, Charleston

Research diver at Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Marine biologist Daniel Okamoto will deliver the “public lecture” that is part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB).  Dr. Okamoto speaks on “Working towards sustainable and just...

Nov
14

Whale Seminar

November 14, 2019, Newport

Humpback whale off Humbug Mt. in Curry County.

Marine mammalogist Daniel Palacios will describe current research on humpback whales at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr., in the South Beach area of Newport) in the Guin Library Seminar Room at 3:30 p.m. on...

Nov
13

Tufted Puffin Presentation

November 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffin at sea.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe, Friends of Haystack Rock.

The first event in the World of Haystack Rock Lecture Series produced by the Friends of Haystack Rock is coming up Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.).

The topic is “Conservation...

Nov
9

State of the Coast Conference

November 9, 2019, Gleneden Beach

Siletz Bay, looking across to Salishan Spit, near the Salishan Resort where the conference will take place.\Photo by Dennis White.
 

This year’s edition of the annual State of the Coast Conference is coming up Saturday, Nov. 9, all day at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach (7760 N. Hwy...

Nov
8

Lecture on Kelp

November 8, 2019, Charleston

Kelp and kelp detritus.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Kelp will be the topic for the next installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), coming up on Friday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Christie Yorke, speaking on “Kelp...

Nov
7

Marbled Murrelet Seminar

November 7, 2019, Newport

Marbled Murrelet on the next.\Photo by Brett Lovelace.

As part of the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series, wildlife biologist Jim Rivers will speak on research focused on the elusive and threatened Marbled Murrelet.  Dr. Rivers speaks at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the...

Nov
1

Ocean Habitats Presentation

November 1, 2019, Charleston

Methane seep off Oregon.\Photo courtesy of Oregon State University.

The next installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is coming up on Friday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Andrew Thurber of Oregon State...

Oct
29

Tuna Talk

October 29, 2019, Newport

Albacore tuna.\Image courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) offers a special talk (outside its regular seminar series) on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. in the Guin Library Seminar Room at the HMSC (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr. in the South Beach area of Newport).

The speak is...