Ocean Events

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
24

Talk on Crab Research

July 24, 2019, Charleston

Juvenile Dungeness crab--not the blue eye!\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Sarah Henkel, a benthic ecologist based at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, will speak on “Tracking Crabs: A Highly Collaborative Scientific and Law Enforcement Adventure,” as part of the Summer...

Jul
27

Summer Whale Watch

July 27, 2019, Depoe Bay

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a Summer Whale Watch Weekend at the end of the month.  The first of the two days devoted to spotting whales is Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Boiler Bay just north of the...

Jul
28

Summer Whale Watch

July 28, 2019, Depoe Bay

Gray whale breaching at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a Summer Whale Watch Weekend at the end of the month.  The second of the two days devoted to spotting whales is Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Boiler Bay just north...

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...

Jul
31

Lecture on Antarctica and Climate Change

July 31, 2019, Charleston

James McClintock, a professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the summer public lecture as part of the Summer Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OMB).  Dr. McClintock speaks at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium.  His...
Aug
7

Lecture on Fishing and Fish Communities

August 7, 2019, Charleston

Lingcod in its habitat.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Chelsea Wood, an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, will speak on “Ghosts of Oceans Past: How Fishing Reshapes Communities of Fishes and their Parasites” as part of the Summer Seminar...

Aug
14

TBA Talk (Probably Octopi)

August 14, 2019, Charleston

Octopus found in Oregon marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Eric Edsinger, a research fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, will speak at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m., in the Boathouse Auditorium.  The talk will be free and open...

Aug
17

COASST Marine Debris Training

August 17, 2019, Astoria

COASST volunteers surveying for marine debris.\Photo courtesy of COASST.

COASST (the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, based at the University of Washington) will hold a training session for its marine debris survey.  (This is a different survey, using different methods, from the...

Aug
18

COASST Marine Debris Training

August 18, 2019, Tillamook

COASST volunteers sorting debris.\Photo by Hillary Burgess.

COASST (the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, based at the University of Washington) offers a training session for its marine debris survey.  (This is a different survey, using different methods, from the one conducted by...

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
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

Oct
20

Public Hearings on Changes to Beach Water Quality Monitoring

October 20, 2015 - October 29, 2015

Photo of water quality warning sign.
The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) is beginning a formal process to adopt a new “beach action value” (BAV) that would be used beginning in the 2017 monitoring season.  The BAV is used to determine when public health advisories should be issued for beaches.  Up till now, the threshold...
Oct
1

Ocean Conditions on Tap for Science Pub

October 1, 2015, Toledo

Photo of Laurie Weltkamp.
Changing conditions in Oregon’s nearshore ocean, and their potential impact on marine ecosystems and salmon populations, will be the topic of a “Science Pub” event on Thursday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. at the Twisted Snout brewery in Toledo (318 S. Main St.).

The free event is co-sponsored by...

Sep
19

A Robust(us) Discussion in Newport

September 19, 2015, Newport

 

Photo of Jim Sumich.
Gray whale expert Jim Sumich will speak to the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists at their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17.  The meeting, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. at the Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway) in north Newport.

Sumich will...

Sep
19

Marine Reserves Partnership Offers Photography Classes

September 19, 2015, Cape Falcon

Jason Waicunas.
 By way of encouraging Oregonians to put marine reserves in their viewfinders, the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership has been offering a series of photography classes this summer, led by professional photographer Jason Waicunas of Outdoor Viewfinder. One more opportunity remains, coming up...
Sep
19

Guided Bird Walk in Newport

September 19, 2015, Newport

Photo of Pelicans.
The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists are offering a free guided bird walk on Saturday, Sept. 19.  Laimons Osis will lead a field trip to one of the most bird-rich areas in Newport.  The expedition will start with a walk along the Estuary Trail at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center to look...
Sep
4

Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation Event Planned

September 4, 2015, Yachats

View from Cape Perpetua. Photo by Alex Derr.
Our friends and allies with Surfrider and the Audubon Society have set up a special event to thank the many volunteers who have become engaged with citizen science and interpretation for the public in the area of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. Future volunteers are welcome, too! 

The Cape...