Ocean Events

Aug
26

Rocky Habitat Meeting

August 26, 2019, Seal Rock

Rocky intertidal habitat with sea star.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council’s Rocky Habitat Working Group holds its next meeting on Monday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to allow plenty of time for discussion of the state’s newly rocky habitat management...

Aug
29

STAC Meeting on Marine Reserves

August 29, 2019

The Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), a working group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council, is holding a remote meeting on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. until noon.  The public can sit in to learn more about scientific research taking place in marine reserves and policy for...

Sep
5

Talk on Our Changing Ocean

September 5, 2019, Newport

Intertidal researcher Heather Fulton-Bennett will speak on “Oregon’s Changing Ocean: What Kelp, Sea Stars, and Other Organisms Can Tell Us” on Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. in Newport’s Visual Arts Center (777 N.W. Beach Dr.), Room 205.  The public is...

Sep
14

Fall Pelican Survey

September 14, 2019

 

Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey will be held Saturday, Sept. 14.  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these surveys offer volunteers a chance to...

Sep
20

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 20, 2019, Charleston

Red Knots at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The 33rd annual Oregon Shorebird Festival is being planned for Sept. 20-22.  As usual, it will be based at the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd. in Charleston).  Most details have not yet been published, but birders...

Sep
20

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

September 20, 2019, Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock and the beach through an artistic lens.\Photo by Byron Jose Sun.

Ecology as well as art will be the focus of the first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, which runs Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 at various locations around the city. The goal of the organizers is to...

Sep
26

Volunteer Appreciation at Cape Perpetua

September 26, 2019, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve at its northern boundary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Every fall, the organizations working to protect the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and its surrounding terrestrial environment gather for a volunteer appreciation night.  Current and prospective volunteers gather...

Past Events

Jul
25

Oceanside Tidepool Exploration

July 25, 2017, Tillamook

Nudibranch.
Colorful nudibranch found in a tide pool. | Photo from Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS

What amazing creatures are lurking at the water’s edge? This Oceanside event will give you an opportunity to see.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the shoreline at Oceanside, Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary,...

Jul
23

Geology of Netarts Bay Walk

July 23, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay.
Netarts Bay. | Photo by Dolan. H

Join the Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea (WEBS) on an amazing and free Geologic tour around Netarts Bay. You will see landslide areas, fossil deposits on Cape Meares, Happy Camp, bay overlooks and tsunami layers from the “Big One” in...

Jul
19

Volunteer Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 19, 2017, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of the Audubon Society.
Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of the Audubon Society.

The Audubon Society of Portland is conducting two volunteer-based surveys for the endangered Marbled Murrelet on the central Oregon coast, the second of which takes place July 19-20 (see separate listing for July 13-14).  Volunteers...

Jul
16

Salt Marsh Ecology Walk

July 16, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon.
Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon. | Photo from WEBS

Registration is required - please click this link to get your free ticket.

Walk along the saltmarsh of Netarts Bay while learning about how plants survive in a salty world on Sunday, July 16! Join Friends of Netarts Bay – Watershed, Estuary,...

Jul
15

Newport Summer Beach Cleanup Series

July 15, 2017, Newport

South Beach State Park at sunset in Oregon.
South Beach State Park at sunset. | Photo by Brian Riopelle

Join the Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation as they kick off the summer with a Beach Cleanup Series.

Meet at day use area of the South Beach State Park in Newport, OR. 

Jul
15

Marbled Murrelet Community Survey

July 15, 2017, Port Orford

Marbled murrelet field trip flyer.
By Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Day 2 of Marbled Murrelet Field Trip: These unique birds from the ocean to their nests in the forest each day, and the best time to see them begins 45 mins before sunrise. The survey will be from 5:04-7:04, and you can participate in as much of the survey as...

Jul
14

Murrelets around the Campfire

July 14, 2017, Port Orford

Marbled murrelet field trip flyer.
By Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Day 1 of the Marbled Murrelet Field Trip: Come learn about this magnificent seabird from locals who pioneered the effort to find and protect it, followed by an update on what's current with murrelets today by Max Beeken from the Redfrish Rocks Community...

Jul
14

Comment Deadline on Ocean Energy Rules

July 14, 2017

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

The Department of State Lands has initiated rulemaking to implement the requirements of recent administrative and legislative actions affecting the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in the territorial sea.  The public is invited to...

Jul
13

Volunteer Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 13, 2017, Yachats

 Volunteers on a previous Marbled Murrelet survey with Paul Engelmeyer (magenta sweatshirt).
Volunteers on a previous Marbled Murrelet survey with Paul Engelmeyer (magenta sweatshirt).

The Audubon Society of Portland is conducting two volunteer-based surveys for the endangered Marbled Murrelet on the central Oregon coast.  The first takes place July 13-14; the second occurs July...

Jul
13

NANOOS Workshop

July 13, 2017, Newport

Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems
Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems

The public is invited to a day-long workshop on July 13 in Newport intended to explain NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems) and seek feedback about its future uses. A partnership of over 40 entities,...