Ocean Events

Feb
18

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 18, 2020, Cannon Beach

Rocky shores near Cannon Beach.\Photo by Mark Stalcup.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal Management Program...

Feb
19

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 19, 2020, Coos Bay

Rocky shores at Sunset Bay, near Coos Bay.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal...

Feb
19

Oystercatcher Talk

February 19, 2020, Seaside

Black Oystercatchers at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Learn about the black oystercatcher, a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats, in a talk sponsored by the Necanicum Watershed Council on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public...

Feb
21

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Webinar

February 21, 2020

Rocky intertidal habitat at Strawberry Hill.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal...

Mar
3

Marine Reserves Workshop

March 3, 2020 - March 4, 2020, Corvallis

Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Nature Conservancy is hosting the Oregon Marine Reserves Size and Spacing Workshop in Corvallis on March 3-4. It takes place in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center (725 S.W. 26th St.) in Corvallis.  The agenda and exact times have not yet been...

Mar
3

Film Showing on Plastics

March 3, 2020, Salem

Marine debris, mostly plastic, collected on one CoastWatch walk in Netarts.

A number of recycling and conservation organizations are joining forces to sponsor a showing of the film “The Story of Plastic” on Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6), at the Historic Grand Theater (191...

Mar
5

Marine Debris Survey

March 5, 2020, Yachats

Volunteer gathers marine debris at Cape Cove.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats) in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m....

Mar
10

Presentation on Sea Otters

March 10, 2020, Gold Beach

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eleanor Solomon.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak about the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St.) in Gold Beach.  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey,...

Mar
11

Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Debbie Duffield speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...

Mar
20

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

March 20, 2020, Newport

Rocky shore habitat at low tide.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The current public comment period on the draft of the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy ends on March 1.  After taking some time to consider the comments, the Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory...

Apr
8

Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet Essley on “Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon:  What We Can Learn from Sandpipers.”  The event, free and open to...

Past Events

Oct
25

Lecture on Larvae

October 25, 2019, Charleston

Juvenile Dungeness crab, interrupted on journey home.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), Jason Hodin will speak on “Here Comes the Neighborhood:  How Larvae Find Their Way Home.”  His talk takes place on Friday,...

Oct
21

OPAC Meeting

October 21, 2019, Newport

OPAC meeting in action.

The next meeting of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council it planned for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Agate Beach Best Western (3019 N. Coast Hwy) in Newport.  The tentative starting time, 9 a.m., may change.

The agenda for this meeting is not yet available but will be...

Oct
18

Mollusk Research Lecture

October 18, 2019, Charleston

Mussels, speaking of molluscs.\Photo courtesy of ODFW

As part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), Kevin Kocot will speak on “Biodiversity, Systematic, and Genomics of the Mollusks.”  His talk takes place on Friday, Oct.18, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse...

Oct
17

Sea Otter Presentation

October 17, 2019, Port Orford

Sea otter eating a crab.\Photo by Arenkert.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak on “Sea Otters in Oregon” on Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., in the Port Orford Public Library (1421 Oregon St.).  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey, a former Oregon Shores board member and...

Oct
16

Workshop on Visitor Use

October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019, Charleston

South Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR.

The coast may depend on visitors economically, but environmentally, tourism can have a major impact.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sponsoring a workshop on “Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine...

Oct
10

Marine Debris Talk

October 10, 2019, Manzanita

Dorothy Horn with research subject.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council invites the public to join them for a talk on “Marine Debris and Microplastics in Our Watersheds” on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in Manzanita.  The event is free.

The...

Oct
10

Seminar on MPA Management

October 10, 2019, Newport

Fish congregating in Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The HMSC Seminar series at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will feature a talk on managing marine protected areas on Thursday, Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m. in the Guin Library seminar room at HMSC (2030 S.E. Marine...

Oct
4

Kelp and Urchin Lecture

October 4, 2019, Port Orford

Sara Hamilton

With warm water conditions, there’s been an alarming die off of bull kelp and burgeoning of purple sea urchins in northern California and southern Oregon’s kelp forest ecosystems. Oregon State University graduate student Sara Hamilton will present her research regarding the...

Oct
4

Seaweed Seminar

October 4, 2019, Charleston

Seaweed at low tide in the Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The first installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is coming up on Friday, Oct.4, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Gary Saunders of the...