Ocean Events


Marine Reserves BioBlitz Training

June 22, 2021

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

Those interested in learning more about one of Oregon’s marine reserves while contributing to science are encouraged to participate in this year’s round of BioBlitzes focusing on Oregon’s five marine reserves.

A BioBlitz is a volunteer-based...


Kelp and Urchin Webinar

June 24, 2021

Purple urchin barren destroying kelp.\Photo by Kate Vylet.

The Elakha Alliance presents a webinar on the relationship between purple urchins and kelp on Thursday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

“Dive into a Changing Ecosystem: Kelp Forests & Urchin Barrens” features...


Tufted Puffin Talk

July 14, 2021

Tufted Puffins in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Friends of Haystack Rock group is extended its usual winter-to-spring speaker series into the summer this year.  On Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m., the featured speaker will be Shawn Stephenson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...

Past Events


Whale Entanglement Response Lecture

April 15, 2018, Newport

Gray whale.
Gray whale breaching. | Photo by Merrill Gosho (NOAA)

Entanglement is a leading cause of serious injury and mortality of many whale populations. The Hatfield Marine Science Center is hosting a talk by Doug Sandilands with the Pacific Northwest Large Whale Response Network. This lecture will...


Ocean Film Screening

April 13, 2018, Bandon


Coos County's Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) is presenting a film about environmental impacts on our ocean environment with a screening of Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship on Friday, April 13, 6...


Ocean Acidification Seminar

April 13, 2018, Charleston


The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Spring 2018 Seminar Series features a seminar by George Waldbusser, from the College of Earth, Ocean and Atomospheric Sciences at the Oregon State Univeristy. His...


Life on the Coastal Edge Lecture

April 11, 2018, Cannon Beach

Katie Voelke, Director of the North Coast Land Conservancy. | Photo courtesy of NCLC

The final talk in this winter's World of Haystack Rock speaker series is offered on Wednesday, April 11, when Katie Voelke presents "Life on the Coastal Edge" at 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 W....


Marine Debris Lecture

April 10, 2018, Portland

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosts monthly chapter meetings. They meet to talk action, conservation, have great conversations with fellow water protectors, and meet new people. Their meetings are free and open to everyone. Whether you're a long-time supporter or just...


'Women and the Sea' Film Screening

April 6, 2018, Newport


The Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series is back. This year’s series, themed “Women and the Sea”, features three films directed by women that highlight women taking on marine conservation...


Bull Kelp Seminar

April 6, 2018, Charleston

Sun shine through bull kelp. | Photo by Nick Norman

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Spring 2018 Seminar Series kicks off with a talk from Katie Dobkowski, a biology lecturer at the University of Washington. Her talk is entitled, "Biotic and Abiotic Influences on Abundance and...


Sea Otter Talk

April 5, 2018, Newport

Sea otter at sea. | Photo by Lilian Carswell

Oregon Shores board member Bob Bailey will discuss sea otters in Oregon, past and possibly future, in a talk at the next meeting of the MidCoast Watersheds Council on Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 N.W. Beach...


Rockfish Science Pub Talk

March 25, 2018, Coos Bay

Time is critical during surgery so Tom Calvanese works quickly to minimize the time the fish is out of the water. | Photo by Jason Albert

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) is offering an opportunity to learn all about rockfish on Sunday, March 25, 3-5 p.m. at the 7 Devils Brewery (247...