Ocean Events

Jul
14

Aquaculture Seminar

July 14, 2020

Dr. Jan Hodder.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) has resumed its seminar series, now moved online.  First up will be Jan Hodder, retired from her position as a senior lecturer at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, where she taught about marine birds and mammals for more...

Jul
16

Marbled Murrelet Survey Training

July 16, 2020

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Rich MacIntosh.
Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Rich MacIntosh.

The 15th annual marbled murrelet community survey is taking place this year, virus or no virus, but due to pandemic restrictions the volunteer training will be virtual this time around.  The only training for 2020 takes place on Thursday,...

Jul
22

Virtual Science Pub Walrus Talk

July 22, 2020

Sheanna Steingass.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC in Newport hosts a Science on Tap series.  These are casual talks on scientific subjects, held at the nearby Rogue Brewery, combining food, beer, and entertaining explorations of research topics.  They are fun, educational…and,...

Jul
31

Meeting on Ocean Acidification

July 31, 2020

Testing ocean waters in an Oregon marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Oregon’s Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Council will hold its summer meeting on Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At present, the plan is still to hold an in-person meeting, place to be determined.  Watch this...

Past Events

Jan
27

Oregon Marine Reserves Talk

January 27, 2018, Yachats

Courtesy of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve

The Cape Perpetua Speaker Series is from January-March. Each part of the series is hosted by a special presenter who is well versed on a partiuclar point of interest. For this event, learn about Oregon’s five marine reserves with Paul Engelmeyer,...

Jan
20

Guided Naturalist Walk

January 20, 2018, Newport

coot close up
Coot close-up. | Photo by Peter Pearsall

Bird enthusiast Ram Papish will lead a Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip pm Saturday, Jan. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr).  Right now the bay is jam-packed with...

Jan
19

Surfrider 'Welcome' Party

January 19, 2018, Portland

Courtesy of Surfrider Portland

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is ready to kick off 2018 with a bang. 

They are inviting everyone to join them for a Welcome Party at UP North Surf Club on Friday Jan. 19th, from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy catered food from Tamale Boy, with beverages for...

Jan
11

Marine Reserves Research Talk

January 11, 2018, Newport

ODFW waves the flag for marine reserves research.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
ODFW waves the flag for marine reserves research.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Surfrider’s Newport chapter invites the public to attend their first chapter meeting of 2018 and learn more about marine reserves.  The gathering takes place Thursday, Jan. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 205 of the Newport...

Jan
10

Marine Reserves Research Lecture

January 10, 2018, Cannon Beach

Wolfe Wagman.
Wolfe Wagman. | Photo courtesy of the Oregon Marine Reserves Website

The World of Haystack Rock speaker series is offered on the second Wednesday of each month from November through April, with each presentation taking place at 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library.  The Friends of Haystack...

Jan
10

Marine Board Considers Wakes

January 10, 2018, Salem

Boats and jet skis on the Salmon River, and their wakes, have been the subject of controversy. Photo by Jack Doyle.
Boats and jet skis on the Salmon River, and their wakes, have been the subject of controversy. Photo by Jack Doyle.

The Oregon State Marine Board is holding their quarterly board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The meeting, beginning at 9 a.m., takes place in Salem at the Oregon Department of...

Jan
8

Deadline for Sea Lion Comments

January 8, 2018

Sea lions.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
Sea lions.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is accepting public comments, through close of business Jan. 8, on a request by the states of Oregon, Washington, and California for permission to trap and kill California sea lions.  The states want...

Dec
13

Puffin Study Lecture

December 13, 2017, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow
Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow

"The World of Haystack Rock" is a free community lecture series that is co-sponsored by the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library. The lecture series is held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to April, 7 p.m. - 8:30...

Dec
9

North Pacific Gray Whale Talk

December 9, 2017, Yachats

Gray whale.
Gray whale breaching. | Photo by Merrill Gosho (NOAA)

Fall on the central Oregon coast brings with it free educational presentations and events at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. In addition to the hiking, tidepooling, and exploring always available, visitors can enjoy a variety of...