Ocean Events

Dec
5

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

Feb
9

Marbled Murrelet Decision

February 9, 2018, Portland

 

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo courtesy of Audubon Society.
Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo courtesy of Audubon Society.

In an effort to provide extra time for public review and input, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff are releasing materials early for the upcoming Marbled Murrelet exhibit at the Friday, Feb. 9 Oregon Fish and Wildlife...

Feb
8

Habitat Restoration: Watershed Lecture

February 8, 2018, Manzanita

Courtesy from the Nehalem Watershed Council

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council (LNWC) Speaker Series is hosting a presentation on "Habitat Restoration: It Takes A Watershed." The speaker will be Gordie Reeves, a research fish biologist for the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest...

Feb
8

Offshore Drilling Presentation

February 8, 2018, Newport

Courtesy of Surfrider Foundation

Livelihoods in coastal communities across the country rely on America’s coastal waters. The Trump administration’s push to open our coastlines to offshore leasing would threaten recreation, the livelihoods of those in the fishing and tourism industries, and...

Feb
8

Lecture on SMURF Research

February 8, 2018, Astoria

SMURF
SMURF research. | Courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves

The Nature Matters lecture series is sponsored each month by the North Coast Watershed Association and Lewis & Clark National Historic Park. The featured speaker for the Thursday, Feb.8 session will be Kirsten Grorud-Colvert of the...

Feb
6

Panel Discussion on Oregon Oysters

February 6, 2018, Portland

Oysters on ice. | Courtesy from Shuck Portland

In the early 1900s, the Oregon coast boasted vast wild oyster populations. A major resource for the state, the once abundant populations of wild oysters became victim to over-harvesting. Recently, few efforts to rebuild the state’s native oyster...

Feb
6

Offshore Drilling Public Meeting

February 6, 2018, Salem

Oil rigs and whale spout off the coast of California. | Photo by Al Seib (LA Times)

The Department of Interior announced plans on Jan. 4 to dramatically expand offshore drilling in U.S waters. The Trump Administration is targeting over 90% of all federal waters for new oil and gas lease...

Feb
6

Shuck Portland Festival

February 6, 2018 - February 9, 2018

Netarts Bay is a key location for oyster restoration.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Netarts Bay is a key location for oyster restoration.\Photo by Alex Derr.

It will be oyster week in Portland Feb. 2-9, when Ecotrust and other sponsors bring a wide range of oyster-related events to town, all focused on the theme of preserving the oyster industry and restoring native...

Feb
1

Talk on Ocean Acidification

February 1, 2018, Newport

Dr. George Waldbusser at work in the field.
Dr. George Waldbusser at work in the field.

Marine scientist George Waldbusser will address the crucial question of how ocean acidification caused by climate change will affect Oregon’s coastal habitats when he speaks on “Ocean Acidification and Estuaries: Connections between Land and Sea,...