Ocean Events

Aug
26

Rocky Habitat Meeting

August 26, 2019, Seal Rock

Rocky intertidal habitat with sea star.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council’s Rocky Habitat Working Group holds its next meeting on Monday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to allow plenty of time for discussion of the state’s newly rocky habitat management...

Aug
29

STAC Meeting on Marine Reserves

August 29, 2019

The Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), a working group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council, is holding a remote meeting on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. until noon.  The public can sit in to learn more about scientific research taking place in marine reserves and policy for...

Sep
5

Talk on Our Changing Ocean

September 5, 2019, Newport

Intertidal researcher Heather Fulton-Bennett will speak on “Oregon’s Changing Ocean: What Kelp, Sea Stars, and Other Organisms Can Tell Us” on Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. in Newport’s Visual Arts Center (777 N.W. Beach Dr.), Room 205.  The public is...

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...

Sep
20

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 20, 2019, Charleston

Red Knots at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The 33rd annual Oregon Shorebird Festival is being planned for Sept. 20-22.  As usual, it will be based at the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd. in Charleston).  Most details have not yet been published, but birders...

Sep
20

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

September 20, 2019, Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock and the beach through an artistic lens.\Photo by Byron Jose Sun.

Ecology as well as art will be the focus of the first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, which runs Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 at various locations around the city. The goal of the organizers is to...

Sep
26

Volunteer Appreciation at Cape Perpetua

September 26, 2019, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve at its northern boundary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Every fall, the organizations working to protect the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and its surrounding terrestrial environment gather for a volunteer appreciation night.  Current and prospective volunteers gather...

Past Events

Mar
15

Pelican Lecture

March 15, 2017, Seaside,

Brown pelicans in flight. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Brown pelicans in flight. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Wildlife biologist Deborah Jaques will speak on “Tracking the Brown Pelican” on Wednesday, March 15, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.).  The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the North...

Mar
15

Conversation about Seafood

March 15, 2017, Florence

 Fishing pier at Garibaldi. Photo by Sonja Peterson.
Fishing pier at Garibaldi. Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Food and travel writer (and CoastWatcher) Jennifer Burns Bright provides a talk and conversation starter called “Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon.”  The free public event takes place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March...

Mar
2

Talk on Mud Shrimp Survival

March 2, 2017, Newport

 Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.
Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.

The public is invited to a presentation by John Chapman at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday March 2nd, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about threats to native mud shrimp, the original ecosystem engineers of Oregon estuaries....

Feb
16

Marine Mammal Stranding Talk

February 16, 2017, Newport

Scientists and volunteers swarm stranded whale carcass.
Scientists and volunteers swarm stranded whale carcass.

Jim Rice, Stranding Coordinator for the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network, will speak on how stranding events offer a wealth of information to researchers and resource managers at the next meeting of the Yaquina Birders and...

Feb
2

Webinar on Marine Spatial Planning

February 2, 2017

Photo of proposed multi-turbid floating wind platform in the North Atlantic.
Proposed multi-turbid floating wind platform design for the North Atlantic.

Under the National Ocean Policy Act, state and regional ocean planning bodies around the US are mandated to conduct marine spatial planning efforts. These are particularly focused on guiding offshore renewable energy...

Jan
28

Seminar on Ocean Acidification

January 28, 2017, Charleston

Climate change brings not only sea level rise, but also ocean acidification.
Climate change brings not only sea level rise, as here at Hug Point during a King Tide, but also ocean acidification. Photo courtesy of Oregon King Tide Project.

Julie Schram and Reyn Yoshioka will discuss what ocean acidification is and how it influences and affects marine organisms in a...

Jan
21

Speakers on Whales and Murrelets

January 21, 2017, Newport

 Gray whale breaching. Photo by Era Horton.
Gray whale breaching. Photo by Era Horton.

 

Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society invites the public to join them for the next even in their speaker series on Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. in the Newport Public Library (35 Nye St.).

There will be two speakers.  Era Horton, an ACS...

Jan
18

Gray Whale Presentation in Seaside

January 18, 2017, Seaside

Florence Sullivan. Photo courtesy of NCLC.
Florence Sullivan. Photo courtesy of NCLC.

Marine ecologist Florence Sullivan will speak on “Inside Gray Whales” at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.) on Wednesday, January 18, 6-8 p.m.  The free public talk is part of the Listening to the Land lecture series sponsored by the...

Jan
17

Hearing on Ocean Energy Siting

January 17, 2017, Salem

Photo of \"Oyster" wave energy device in operation.
"Oyster" wave energy device in operation.

As the state of Oregon moves toward the final stages of planning for wave energy and other ocean renewable energy projects, the public is invited to comment on proposed rules for siting these devices in Oregon’s Territorial Sea.  The Department of...

Jan
5

Talk on Blue Water Task Force

January 5, 2017, Newport

Photo of Vince Pappalardo.
Vince Pappalardo.

The public is invited to a presentation by Vince Pappalardo at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday, January 5, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about the Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force. His talk will be held in the public meeting room at the...