Ocean Events

Mar
4

Sea Otter Talk

March 4, 2021

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council’s March community meeting will feature a presentation on “Oregon’s Lost Sea Otters:  Restoring a Cultural Heritage and Ecological Keystone.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place online on Thursday, March 4,...

Mar
10

Western Flyer Revival Talk

March 10, 2021

Western Flyer in its decrepit state.\Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

A key player in marine biology’s history is floating back into the present.  The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap Series presents oceanographer Jack Barth, of Oregon State University’s Marine Studies Initiative,...

Mar
10

Whale Entanglement Discussion

March 10, 2021

Beached humpback whale.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at impacts to cetaceans with a talk on “Insights into large whale entanglements in the Pacific Northwest from research on populations, responses, and reports” on Wednesday, March 10, at...

Mar
23

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...

Mar
30

North Coast Citizen Science Preview

March 30, 2021

Seabird monitors at work.\Photo by Amelia O'Connor.

Four bird-focused citizen science projects taking place on the north coast will be described in an online session hosted by Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Portland Audubon on Tuesday, March 30, at 6 p.m.  The session is free and...

May
12

Talk on Puffin Monitoring

May 12, 2021

Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at the iconic puffins which inhabit the rock with a talk on “Just how do you monitor the puffins?” on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free and open...

Past Events

Nov
23

Abalone Book Talk

November 23, 2020

Endangered black abalone.\Photo courtesy of MARINe

Ann Vileisis will discuss her new book, “Abalone:  the remarkable history and uncertain future of California’s iconic shellfish,” in an online talk on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.  The event is hosted by the Oregon State University Port Orford...

Nov
19

Land-Sea Symposium

November 19, 2020

Rocky habitat where land meets sea at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

The 8th annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 19.  This year, for the usual reasons, activities will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. online rather than on the scene.

The Cape Perpetua...

Nov
11

Sandpiper Lecture

November 11, 2020

Sandpipers at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Friends of Haystack Rock are conducting their annual lecture series via Facebook this winter.  All lectures, free and open to the public, begin at 7 p.m. and are offered via Facebook Live @Friends of Haystack Rock.

First up is Janet...