Ocean Events

Jun
19

Orca Pub Talk

June 19, 2019, Portland

In recognition of Orca Action Month, Laurie Weitkamp of NOAA Fisheries will speak on “The mysteries of salmon in marine environments: what we do (and don't) know” on Thursday, June 19, at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub (915 S.E. Hawthorne) in Portland—a chance...

Jul
6

BioBlitz at Cape Falcon

July 6, 2019, Manzanita

As part of this summer’s series of “BioBlitz” events, a number of local organizations have banded together to sponsor a BioBlitz at the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.  Participants will meet a 9 a.m. for a one-mile walk on Neahkahnie Beach, at the north...

Jul
6

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua

July 6, 2019, Yachats

 View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitors > Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitors > Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

As part of a series of “bioblitzes” being held this spring and summer at Oregon’s marine reserves, a bioblitz is planned for Cape Perpetua for Saturday, July 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Lead organizer is the Cape...

Jul
22

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 22, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Area Collaborative.

This annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 22, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey the...

Jul
29

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 29, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

This summer's second round of this annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 29, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey...

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...

Past Events

Apr
20

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

April 20, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Dave Ledig.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Dave Ledig.

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-noon, at Cannon Beach City Hall (163 E. Gower St.).  Those attending will learn about these elusive...

Apr
19

Lecture on Invertebrate Symbiosis

April 19, 2019, Charleston

anemone rena martin
Anemone. | Photo by Rena Martin.

Join Dr. Daphne Fautin from the University of Kansas for her seminar titled, "The truth about Nemo" on April 19th at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd, Charleston). Admission is free and all are welcome!

This is part of the Spring...

Apr
12

Barnacle Lifecycle Lecture

April 12, 2019, Charleston

Dr. George von Dassow
Dr. George von Dassow. | Photo courtesy of OIMB

Join Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Dr. George von Dassow for his seminar titled, "The first few exciting hours in the otherwise boring lives of barnacles" on April 12th at 4:00 pm in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd,...

Apr
11

Talk on Larvae and Surf

April 11, 2019, Newport

Surf and rocky shore habitat.\Photo by Jeffergray.
Surf and rocky shore habitat.\Photo by Jeffergray.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) offers a series of research seminars, aimed primarily the scientists and students but open at no cost to the public.

As part of this series, oceanographer Alan Shanks of the Oregon Institute of Marine...

Apr
10

Black Oystercatcher Lecture

April 10, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

The Friends of Haystack Rock host the Library Lecture Series on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St.). These events are free and open to the public. Friends of Haystack Rock...

Apr
4

Talk on Ocean Acidification

April 4, 2019, Newport

 Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

While sea level rise, intensifying storms, and wildfires dominate discussions about the effects of climate change, the increasing acidity of the oceans is actually one of its most threatening aspects.  The nearshore ocean...