Ocean Events

Jan
19

Sea Otter Presentation

January 19, 2021

 

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eric Palmer.
The Elakha Alliance, of which Oregon Shores is a founding member, works toward making the case for restoration of sea otters to the Oregon nearshore ocean ecosystem, where they have been extinct for more than a century.  On Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:30...

Past Events

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,...

Feb
1

Offshore Drilling Presentation

February 1, 2018, Coos Bay

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...

Jan
30

Rocky Shores Working Group Meeting

January 30, 2018, Salem

View from inside Devils Punchbowl.\Photo by Dennis White.
View from inside Devils Punchbowl.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Territorial Sea Plan Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 1-4 p.m., in the Basement Hearing Room of the Department of Land Conservation and Development (635 Capitol...

Jan
28

Science Pub Features Pyrosomes

January 28, 2018, Coos Bay

Over the past year, you may have seen some odd gelatinous tubes (some compare them to icycles) washing up on local beaches.  Many CoastWatchers have reported large numbers on their miles. These creatures are known as pyrosomes, and have never before been seen in such concentrations in...

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...