Ocean Events

Feb
2

Lecture on Aquaculture Trends

February 2, 2023, Newport

Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.
Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Damian Brady, an Agatha B. Darling Associate Professor of Oceanography at the University of Maine, to...

Feb
2

Climate Change and Oregon's Rocky Shores

February 2, 2023, Newport

Tidepool life.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Midcoast Watersheds Council will hold its first in-person community meeting (remote option available) on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

This month's featured guest is Dr. Bruce Menge, who will share his work on long-term ecological research and how...

Feb
8

Science Pub: Kelp Restoration

February 8, 2023, Pacific City

Tom Calvanese holding purple sea urchins. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Tom Calvanese holding purple sea urchins. /Photo courtesy of OSU

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m., the Audubon Society of Lincoln City will host a Science Pub night at Pelican Brewing Company (33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City) featuring Oregon Kelp Alliance.

About the event:

"We are...

Feb
8

Lecture on Sea Otters

February 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.
A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Wednesday, Feb 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Michelle St. Martin, the Marine Conservation Coordinator...

Feb
9

Lecture on Climate and Fish Distribution

February 9, 2023, Newport

Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures
Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Lorenzo Ciannelli, principal investigator in the Fisheries Oceanography Lab at Oregon State University, to discuss his research on...

Feb
16

Lecture on Coastal Modeling

February 16, 2023, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Merrick Haller, a Professor of  Civil & Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, to discuss their research on the Newport Model...

Mar
8

Lecture on Transient Orcas

March 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

Orcas in Canada. /Photo by Rob Lott.

On Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Josh McInnes on his work studying transient killer whales off the...

Mar
14

Webinar on Harmful Algal Blooms

March 14, 2023

Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a series of webinars called "Young Scientists and Wave Makers" to highlight students and early career professionals conducting meaningful conservation research. The webinar on...

Mar
15

Talk on Oregon Marine Reserves

March 15, 2023, Lincoln City

Cape Arago Lighthouse. /Photo by Daniel Holihan via Wikimedia

The Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City) hosts Dr. Lindsay Aylesworth for a talk titled "A Deeper Dive into Oregon’s Marine Reserves, celebrating the first ten years of Oregon’s marine reserves program."...

Past Events

Oct
28

Lecture on Ecology and Evolution

October 28, 2022, Charleston

A student from the Sanford Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of the Sanford Lab
A student from the Sanford Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of the Sanford Lab

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is hosting a public lecture on Friday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd in Charleston). The speaker for this event is...

Oct
25

Sea Otter Science Symposium

October 25, 2022

Sea otter mom and pup /photo by Ingrid Taylar
Sea otter mom and pup /photo by Ingrid Taylar

The Elakha Alliance is hosting its one-day 2022 Sea Otter Science Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Symposium is a remote event with seven speakers sharing a breadth of research from around the world. Anyone interested in...

Oct
23

Crabbing on the Bay

October 23, 2022, Netarts

Photo of crabs caught in fishing gear courtesy of California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.
Commercial crab fishing is at risk from ocean acidification.\Photo courtesy of California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.

On Sunday, Oct. 23, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) and the Friend of Netarts Bay WEBS are offering a day of crabbing on the beach, concluding with a cooking...

Oct
22

Dolphin and Fishermen Interaction Talk

October 22, 2022

Common dolphin bow-riding the wave of a boat. /Photo by Katie Russell
Common dolphin bow-riding the wave of a boat. /Photo by Katie Russell

On Saturday, Oct. 22, Oregon’s chapter of the American Cetacean Society is holding their remote Speaker Series at 10 a.m.

About the talk:
“Mauricio Cantor, Ph. D. will be presenting Assessing the Resilience of Dolphin-Fisher...

Oct
20

Lecture on Ecosystem Assessment

October 20, 2022, Newport

Members of the OSU CIMERS lab doing field work. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Members of the OSU CIMERS lab doing field work. /Photo courtesy of OSU

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Dr. Caren Barcelo, a Postdoctorate Scholar of Oregon State University' Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems...

Oct
14

Presentation on Oregon's Green Crabs

October 14, 2022, Netarts

Invasive green crabs. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of State Lands
Invasive green crabs. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of State Lands

Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Bay, and Sea (WEBS) is offering a hybrid event to educate Oregonians about the current status of invasive green crabs. This event will take place on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:00...

Oct
13

Talk on Marine Mammal Ecology

October 13, 2022, Newport

Two Hectors dolphins in the waters of New Zealand. /Photo courtesy of NOAA.
Two Hectors dolphins in the waters of New Zealand. /Photo courtesy of NOAA.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Dr. Keith Hernandez of Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute to discuss his work in marine mammal...

Oct
9

Tour of Shellfish Hatchery

October 9, 2022, Netarts Bay

Oyster larvae. /Photo courtesy of Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery
Oyster larvae. /Photo courtesy of Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery

On Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m., Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS is facilitating a tour of Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery and oyster tasting at Schooner Restaurant and Lounge on Netarts Bay. Participants will learn about the...

Oct
8

Sea Otter Restoration Talk

October 8, 2022, Yachats

Sea otters.\Photo by Fritz Wilhelm.
Sea otters.\Photo by Fritz Wilhelm.

The Elakha Alliance will be making a presentation on the restoration of sea otters along the Oregon coast at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101 N. in Yachats)

Sponsored by Yachats View the Future, the speaker will be Peter...