Ocean Events

Mar
6

Talk on Black Rockfish

March 6, 2021

Black rockfish at Redfish Rocks.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speakers series presents a talk on “Vulnerable Early Life Stages of Black Rockfish in Changing Ocean Conditions” on Saturday, March 6, at 10 a.m.

The speaker is Will Fennie, who recently earned his PhD from...

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...

Apr
9

Lecture on Marine Viruses

April 9, 2021

Mudflats such as those in Tillamook Bay are home to viruses.\Photo by Jordan Epstein.

Viruses are on everyone’s mind these days, but an upcoming talk in Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lectures Series will invite the audience to consider viruses where we don’t usually think...

Apr
10

Virtual Marine Science Day

April 10, 2021

Hatfield Marine Science Center entrance.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Marine Science Day at the Hatfield Marine Science Center is an annual tradition, which usually involves curious visitors roaming the HMSC complex, peeking into labs, watching demonstrations, hearing talks, and participating in...

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
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...

Nov
10

Seaweed Presentation

November 10, 2020

Seaweed in the rocky intertidal.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) offers a special online presentation on “Seaweed: Diverse, Delightful, and Delicious,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m.  The presentation is free and open to all.

The presenter is Nancy...

Nov
10

Marbled Murrelet Presentation

November 10, 2020

Researcher Lindsay Adrean, with murrelet friend.\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 place October – April on...

Nov
9

Rocky Habitat Meeting

November 9, 2020

Rocky shore habitat with sea stars.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which has been shepherding the new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy through to its eventual adoption, is holding an online meeting on Monday, Nov. 9,...

Nov
6

Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 6, 2020

European beachgrass (foreground), an invasive species that will be addressed at the conference.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

This year’s State of the Coast Conference has been moved online.  The good news is that the conference is free this year, and open to everyone.

This is the second day of...

Nov
5

Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 5, 2020

Leigh Torres will be the keynote speaker for the conference. (No photo credit.)
Leigh Torres will be the keynote speaker for the conference. (No photo credit.)

The State of the Coast Conference is an annual tradition, but like just about everything else in our world of late, it will look different this year. The entire conference has been moved online.  The good news is...

Oct
30

Meeting on Ocean Science

October 30, 2020

Intertidal research underway at Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), which provides expertise on marine reserves to the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPACT), meets online on Friday, Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m.  The...

Oct
29

Seminar on Fisheries Observation

October 29, 2020

Newport's fishing fleet.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series has moved online for the duration of the pandemic.  Next up, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m., is a presentation entitled “The Northwest Fisheries Science Center Observer Program: What is...

Oct
29

Talk on Art and Science

October 29, 2020

Fernanda Oyarzun at work in her studio.\Photo courtesy of Schmidt Ocean Institute.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology is hosting an online talk on art and science by Dr. Fernanda Oyarzun, “My Intertidal:  Between Art and Science,” on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m.

Dr. Oyarzun is a...