Ocean Events


Offshore Wind Comment Deadline

June 28, 2022


Close-up of offshore wind turbine.
Close-up of offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated two “call areas” for siting offshore wind energy turbines off Oregon’s coast (west of Coos Bay and Brookings).  Once these areas have been confirmed after a comment...


Seminar on Soviet Whaling

June 30, 2022, Newport



Whale fluke.
Whale fluke.\Photo by Dennis White.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, June 30, 3:30 p.m., with a seminar on whaling in the Soviet era.  These talks are now delivered in hybrid fashion.  The events can be attended in person in the auditorium...

Past Events


Sea Otter Webinar

March 29, 2022

Kayakers approach a raft of sea otters.\Photo by Frank Steube.

The Elakha Alliance, which is working to develop the scientific knowledge and public support needed to restore sea otters to Oregon’s coast, offers a webinar on “Sharing Space with Sea Otters: A Case Study of Coexistence in a...


Seminar on Beach Biodiversity

March 17, 2022

Photo of a mole crab by Bonnie Henderson.
Mole crab, a common denizen of Oregon beaches.\Photo by Bonnie Henderson.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to hold its Thursday research seminar series online.  Next up is a talk about a subject that is literally beneath the feet of beachgoers—the life that dwells beneath the...


Talk on Drones and Whales

March 12, 2022

Gray whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon chapter of the American Cetacean Society hosts a webinar on how drones are being used to study whales on Saturday, March 12, at 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The presenter is Clara Bird, a Ph.D student at Oregon State...


Seminar on Inclusive Fisheries

March 10, 2022

Trawler heads out to sea.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online. On Thursday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m., the topic will be diversity and inclusion in the fishing industry.

The speaker will be Ivan Arismendi, Associate...


Public Meeting on Offshore Wind Energy

March 10, 2022

Photo of Offshore wind turbine courtesy of BOEM.
Offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The Oregon Department of Energy is holding public meetings to introduce and discuss its Floating Offshore Wind Study.  The first such event takes place on Thursday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is a serious possibility that offshore wind...


Orca Lecture

March 9, 2022

Transient killer whale.\Photo by Josh McInnes.

The Friends of Haystack Rock continue their “Library Lecture Series,” but online rather than actually in the library. On Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m., the topic will be orcas, aka killer whales. The event is free and open to all.

Speaker Josh...


Lecture on Kelp and Whales

March 5, 2022

Kelp forest and research vessel.\Photo courtesy of the Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetual Collaborative presents a talk on “Kelp to Whales:  Evidence for a Bottom-Up Trophic Cascade” on Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.  The online presentation is free and open to all.

The speaker is...