Ocean Events


River Otter Webinar

July 26, 2021

River otters.\Photo courtesy of the Elakha Alliance.

Excited reports of sea otters sighted on the Oregon coast most often turn out to be sightings of river otters instead.  Sea otters have been extinct in Oregon waters for more than a century, although once in a while one visits, presumably...


Rocky Habitat Management Workshop

July 29, 2021

Intertidal habitat at Blacklock Point, one of the sites Oregon Shores proposed for protection.\Photo by Larry Basch.

Oregon Shores was heavily engaged in the first round of “site designations”—proposals for special levels of protection for key areas—as part of the state’s new Rocky Habitat...


Webinar on the Future Ocean

October 13, 2021

Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of our series of speakers commemorating our 50th anniversary and looking toward the next 50 years, Oregon Shores hosts a talk by marine ecologist Kristy Kroeker, speaking on “Our Changing Oceans.”  The event takes place...

Past Events


Environmental DNA Presentation

April 1, 2021

Dr. Kellie Carim in the field.

The MidCoast Watershed Council, now holding its community meetings online, offers a virtual presentation on environmental DNA sampling.  Dr. Kellie Carim will present “What’s in the Stream? Finding Species Through eDNA Sampling” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April...


Seminar on Food Web Base

April 1, 2021

Marine microbes at work.\Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Marine microbes, evidently destabilized by climate change or possibly just from binging too much television during the pandemic, have run wild.  They are devouring everything in the ocean, which will soon be...


North Coast Citizen Science Preview

March 30, 2021

Seabird monitors at work.\Photo by Amelia O'Connor.

Four bird-focused citizen science projects taking place on the north coast will be described in an online session hosted by Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Portland Audubon on Tuesday, March 30, at 6 p.m.  The session is free and...


Whale Survey Seminar

March 25, 2021

Humpback whales in Seaside Cove.\Photo by Tiffany

The Hatfield Marine Science Center Research Seminar Series continues online on Thursday, March 25, 3:30 p.m., with a talk by Solene Derville of the Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute, which is based at the HMSC.  Her topic is...


Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

March 23, 2021

Offshore wind energy development.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Proposals for wind energy development off Oregon’s coast have been made in the past, but haven’t gone anywhere.  But planning for a potential wind power future in taking place.  Wind power is a renewable energy source and doesn’t...


Webinar on Water Pollution

March 18, 2021

Florence waterfront from the air.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Research Seminar Series, now taking place online, continues on Thursday, March 18, 3:30 p.m., with a talk by Samreen Siddiqui, a postdoctoral scholar with the...


South Slough Virtual Tour

March 16, 2021

Sough Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) offers a virtual “Watershed Tour of the South Slough Reserve,” on Tuesday March 16, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Alice Yeates, the presenter, will provide a brief overview of...


Rise Above Plastic Pollution Day

March 15, 2021

Photo courtesy of Surfrider Foundation.

This year’s Rise Above Plastic Pollution Day takes place at noon on March 15th.  Join the Surfrider Foundation and other groups to celebrate and rally around solutions to the plastic crisis. Hear from key Oregon leaders like U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley...