Ocean Events

Jan
23

Seminar on a Rockfish

January 23, 2020, Newport

Deacon Rockfish in its habitat in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Leif Rasmusen, Marine Fisheries Research Program Leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, will speak on “Biology and ecology of the newly (relatively) described Deacon Rockfish ,” as part of the HMSC...

Jan
29

Crab Research Talk

January 29, 2020, Seaside

Crab in hand.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The “Listening to the Land” speaker series kicks off its 2020 season on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., with a presentation by marine ecologist Sarah Henkel entitled "Listening to the Crabs.”  Dr. Henkel is an associate professor in Oregon State University’s...

Feb
12

Orca Lecture

February 12, 2020, Cannon Beach

Colleen Weiler and orcas.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series turns its sights on “killer whales.”   Colleen Weiler will speak on “Orcas of the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock...

Feb
19

Oystercatcher Talk

February 19, 2020, Seaside

Black Oystercatchers at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Learn about the black oystercatcher, a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats, in a talk sponsored by the Necanicum Watershed Council on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public...

Mar
10

Presentation on Sea Otters

March 10, 2020, Gold Beach

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eleanor Solomon.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak about the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St.) in Gold Beach.  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey,...

Mar
11

Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Debbie Duffield speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...

Apr
8

Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet Essley on “Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon:  What We Can Learn from Sandpipers.”  The event, free and open to...

Past Events

Jan
16

Kick-off Party for Cape Falcon Marine Reserve

January 16, 2016, Manzanita

Photo of Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve, by Alex Derr.
Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve. Photo by Alex Derr.
New Year’s Day marked both a completion and a new beginning for Oregon's network of five marine reserves.  On Jan.1, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve became fully operative, closed to resource extraction. Up till now,...
Jan
16

Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Connections Talk

January 16, 2016, Yachats

Photo of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center by Andre Hagestedt.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Photo by Andre Hagestedt.
The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center overlooks the new marine reserve there, so the link between land and sea, and approaches to conserving both, would be an appropriate topic for the Winter Discovery Lecture Series held at the center.

On...

Dec
3

OPAC’s December Meeting Scheduled for Tillamook

December 3, 2015, Tillamook

Photo of Robin Hartmann.
Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is scheduled to hold its second meeting of the year Dec. 3 at the Port of Tillamook Bay’s Officer’s Mess Hall meeting room (6018 Hangar Rd. in Tillamook).  Agenda items will include updates on marine reserve implementation as well as ocean...
Nov
21

Depoe Bay Presentation Will Consider Whales and Watchers

November 21, 2015, Depoe Bay

Photo of Florence Van Tulder.
Florence Van Tulder.
The dining habits of gray whales, and the behavior of people who want to watch them, will be the topic when a graduate student discusses her research at the Depoe Bay Community Hall (220 S.E. Bay St.) on Saturday, Nov. 21, 3-5 p.m.

Florence van Tulder, a Master’s degree...

Nov
8

Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation Conference Includes Climate Focus

November 8, 2015 - November 12, 2015, Portland

The 23rd bennial conference of the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation will convene about 1,400 scientists, managers and professionals in government, business, nonprofit and related organizations, and graduate students. From North America's coastal states and provinces, as well as from...

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...