Ocean Events


Surrogate Whale Watch Presentation

December 5, 2020

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

In normal winters, we would be fast approaching Whale Watch Week, and State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here program would be gearing up.  But it is 2020, we’re back to a coronavirus “freeze,” and there will be no public whale-oriented...

Past Events


STAC Meeting

March 12, 2018, Corvallis

The STAC in action.
The STAC in action.

The Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) meets on Monday, March 12, 1-4:30 p.m., at the Children’s Farm Home Historic Old School, 4455 N.E. Highway 20, near Corvallis.

The subject of the meeting is Oregon’s marine...


2018 Marine Debris Conference

March 12, 2018, San Diego

Marine debris assemblage. Photo collage by Randall Henderson.
Marine debris assemblage. Photo collage by Randall Henderson.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have announced that the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) will be held in San Diego, California, USA. The event takes...


Seafood Talk

March 10, 2018, Yachats

Oregon clams
Oregon clams. | Photo by Oregons Adventure Coast

Speaking as part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series (which is offered January-March), former professor and food/travel writer Jennifer Bright (who also happens to be a CoastWatcher) will shed light on a complex, crucial component of Oregon’s...


Larval Recruitment & Marine Reserves Lecture

March 8, 2018, Manzanita

Heppell Lab Research.
Heppell Lab conducting research. | Courtesy from OSU

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council is hosting a lecture by Scott Heppell, an associate professor of fisheries at Oregon State University, on "Larval Recruitment  & Marine Reserves."  Dr. Heppell, a leading figure in research on Oregon's...


Cape Arago Trails Hike

March 3, 2018, Charleston

Cape Arago. | Courtesy from South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a beautiful hike on March 3rd. Take a 2.5 mile one way trip from Cape Arago Point on the Arago Pack Trail toward Simpson Reef ( they will stop there briefly to check out the local wildlife) then along the...