Ocean Events

Oct
27

Salmon Restoration Symposium

October 27, 2021, Ocean Shores

Sockeye salmon spawning.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The 2021 Coast Region Symposium will be held in Ocean Shores, Washington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27.  The theme is “Restoration to Resilience:  Salmon Habitat in a Changing Climate.”  The event is free and open to all, but...

Oct
28

State of the Coast Conference

October 28, 2021

Fishing vessel at sea.\Photo by Jon Harvey.

The annual State of the Coast Conference takes place online again this year, Oct. 28-29.  The event, sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, is free, but registration is required.  To register, go here.

The conference features an array of short talks,...

Oct
29

State of the Coast Conference—Second Day

October 29, 2021

The annual State of the Coast Conference takes place online again this year, Oct. 28-29.  The event, sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, is free, but registration is required.  To register, go here.

The conference features an array of short talks, providing updates on...

Nov
6

Orca Talk

November 6, 2021

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 Fisheries...

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
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...

Past Events

Aug
11

Offshore Wind Energy Workshop

August 11, 2021

Wind power at sea.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

The public was invited by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development to participate in two workshops concerning wind energy planning.  The possibility of leasing federal offshore...

Aug
5

Seminar on Zooplankton

August 5, 2021

Caspian Terns are one of the seabirds that eats the fish that eat the zooplankton.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online with a talk this Thursday, Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m., by Laura Lilly of Oregon State University and the Northwest...

Aug
4

Offshore Wind Energy Workshops

August 4, 2021

Wind power at sea.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

The public is invited by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development to participate in two workshops concerning wind energy planning.  The possibility of leasing federal offshore...

Jul
29

Talk on Indigenous Clam Gardens

July 29, 2021

Indigenous clam garden.\Photo courtesy of University of British Columbia.

Incorporating indigenous knowledge while respecting the source is a challenge to scientists.  The next talk in the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s online Research Seminar series addresses this issue: “Using clam...

Jul
29

Rocky Habitat Management Workshop

July 29, 2021

Intertidal habitat at Blacklock Point, one of the sites Oregon Shores proposed for protection.\Photo by Larry Basch.

Oregon Shores was heavily engaged in the first round of “site designations”—proposals for special levels of protection for key areas—as part of the state’s new Rocky Habitat...

Jul
26

River Otter Webinar

July 26, 2021

River otters.\Photo courtesy of the Elakha Alliance.

Excited reports of sea otters sighted on the Oregon coast most often turn out to be sightings of river otters instead.  Sea otters have been extinct in Oregon waters for more than a century, although once in a while one visits, presumably...

Jul
22

Sea Turtle Seminar

July 22, 2021

Olive Ridley turtle, washed up on an Oregon beach.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online, with a talk on sea turtles.  It takes place on Thursday, July 22, at 3:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Speaker is...

Jul
20

Marbled Murrelet Survey Webinar

July 20, 2021

Marbled Murrlet in the hands of Kim Nelson.

The community science field portion of the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project won’t take place this year due to lingering covid concerns, but the 16th annual event will still take place online.  Portland Audubon hosts a “Marbled Murrelet Ecology and...

Jul
20

Webinar on Kelp and Art

July 20, 2021

 

Kelp forest.\Photo by Patrick Webster.
The Elakha Alliance, which is working toward restoration of sea otters to the Oregon coast, hosts a webinar called “Art + Science + Kelp Forests” on Tuesday, July 20, at 6 p.m.

Three researchers from interdisciplinary fields of geography, photography,...

Jul
14

Tufted Puffin Talk

July 14, 2021

Tufted Puffins in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Friends of Haystack Rock group is extended its usual winter-to-spring speaker series into the summer this year.  On Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m., the featured speaker will be Shawn Stephenson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...