Ocean Events

Jan
26

Open House for Fish and Wildlife

January 26, 2022

Black oystercatchers, mother and chick, a species of conservation concern on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites the public to a virtual Conservation Open House—the first of five this year—to discuss issues involving...

Jan
27

Seminar on California Current

January 27, 2022

Black-footed albatross, a denizen of the California Current.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its Thursday research seminar series online.  This week’s talk concerns the California Current, the large marine ecosystem off Oregon’s shore.  Presenter...

Feb
2

Sea Otter Update

February 2, 2022

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

Oregon Wild will host “A Deep Dive into the Sea Otter Feasibility Study” on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker will be a representative (TBA) from the Elakha Alliance, which works toward restoring sea otters...

Feb
8

Webinar on Marine Protected Area Design

February 8, 2022

Research taking place at Oregons Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Those interested in how we design marine protected areas, including marine reserves, may be interested in a webinar on “Marine Connectivity Conservation ‘Rules of Thumb’ for MPA and MPA Network Design,”...

Past Events

Oct
21

Webinar on Ocean Science and Policy

October 21, 2021

Research flag in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Coastal and Ocean Information Network (OCOIN) is hosting its 5th annual virtual webinar on Thursday, Oct. 21.  The audience is primarily ocean and coastal professionals, who can network through the event, but members of...

Oct
15

Talk on Evolution and Climate

October 15, 2021

Dr. Joanna Griffiths, with Ursus maritimus (aka polar bear).
Dr. Joanna Griffiths, with Ursus maritimus (aka polar bear).

The Oregon Marine Biology Institute’s fall seminar series continues with a talk on Friday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m., on “Evolutionary responses to climate change stressors in marine and freshwater systems.”

The speaker is Joanna...

Oct
13

Whale Entanglement Lecture

October 13, 2021

Humpback whale in Oregon waters
Humpback whale in Oregon waters.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The American Cetacean Society, Oregon Chapter, is offering a webinar on the issue of whale entanglement.  On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., speaker Solene Derville will present “Anticipating large whale entanglement risk off Oregon through a...

Oct
12

SEA Gathering

October 12, 2021

Bandon Marsh, with a restoration project underway.\Photo by Dave Ledig.

Our colleagues with Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA), which works to educate the public about coastal natural history and meet visitors at key sites in Coos County, are holding their annual meeting.  The event is...

Oct
12

Talk on Plastic Pollution

October 12, 2021

marine debris zooplankton microfibers
A close-up of plastic microfibers and zooplankton on the ocean surface.\Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a Young Scientist Webinar Series featuring graduate students and postdocs sharing their ocean research. This series will take...

Oct
7

Sea Otter Symposium—Third Day

October 7, 2021

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

The Elakha Alliance, which is working toward the potential restoration of sea otters to Oregon’s coastal waters, hosts its second annual online symposium on Oct. 5-7.  The focus of this year’s conference will be the key findings in the scientific...

Oct
6

Sea Otter Symposium—Second Day

October 6, 2021

Sea otter raft.\Photo by David Sidle.

The Elakha Alliance, which is working toward the potential restoration of sea otters to Oregon’s coastal waters, hosts its second annual online symposium on Oct. 5-7.  The focus of this year’s conference will be the key findings in the scientific...