Ocean Events

Nov
23

Abalone Book Talk

November 23, 2020

Endangered black abalone.\Photo courtesy of MARINe

Ann Vileisis will discuss her new book, “Abalone:  the remarkable history and uncertain future of California’s iconic shellfish,” in an online talk on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.  The event is hosted by the Oregon State University Port Orford...

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

Sep
10

Marine Debris Survey Training

September 10, 2017, Tillamook

COASST's Julia Parrish.
COASST's Julia Parrish.

COASST, CoastWatch’s partner in the beached bird survey, also conducts a marine debris survey.  A volunteer training for this survey is offered on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Port of Tillamook’s Airport Conference Room (5005 Hwy 101 S) in...

Sep
9

Marine Debris Survey Training

September 9, 2017, Newport

COASST volunteers conducting marine debris survey.\Photo courtesy of COASST.
COASST volunteers conducting marine debris survey.\Photo courtesy of COASST.

COASST, CoastWatch’s partner in the beached bird survey, also conducts a marine debris survey.  A volunteer training for this survey is offered on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Room 28 of the...

Sep
9

Curry County Birding Expedition

September 9, 2017, Gold Beach

Black Phoebe in Marion, Oregon.
Black Phoebe in flight in Marion, Oregon. | Photo by Max Rae

Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon with trip leader Gary Maschmeyer for this outing to Arizona Beach State Park (between Port Orford and Nesika Beach). Arizona Beach is CoastWatch Mile 41, and as it happens, we are seeking a new...

Sep
9

Brown Pelican Survey

September 9, 2017

Join Portland Audubon and a host of birders for the 2017 Brown Pelican Survey on Saturday, September 9. Not only will this be a great time to get out and see one of Oregon's local birds, but you can also help make a difference for the conservation of this species.

The biennial Brown Pelican...

Sep
1

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017, Charleston

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s Oregon Shore Bird festival features a variety of excellent outings and speakers. Highlights include pelagic birding trips and sea kayaking trips, plus presentations by acclaimed author and super birder Noah Stryker and...

Aug
30

Seabirds, Science, and Marine Reserves

August 30, 2017, Arch Cape

Cormorants in Oregon.
Cormorants in Oregon. | Photo by Amelia O'Connor

Love seabirds? Check out the nesting cormorants presented by the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve group and their partners the Audubon Society of Portland and Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Hike down to Devil's Cauldron anytime between...

Aug
26

BioBlitz for Cape Perpetua

August 26, 2017, Yachats

Cape Perpetua, Oregon.
Cape Perpetua, Oregon. | Photo by Heron Marychild

Join partners from Oregon State Parks, the Audubon Society of Portland, the Native Fish Society and the U.S. Forest Service in exploring the nooks and crannies of the creeks and seeps in the Cape Perpetua to Heceta Head landscape unit....

Aug
26

Beverly Beach Post-Eclipse Cleanup

August 26, 2017, Newport

Newport, Oregon at sunset.
Newport, Oregon at sunset. | Photo by Andrew McCullough

The American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter is hosting a Post-Eclipse Beach Cleanup to help keep trash left behind out of our ocean environment. Reducing plastics and trash in the oceans directly helps marine mammals off the Oregon...

Aug
22

Webinar on Marine Spatial Planning

August 22, 2017

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve from top of cape. Marine reserves are one form of marine spatial planning.\Photo by Rena Martin.
Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve from top of cape. Marine reserves are one form of marine spatial planning.\Photo by Rena Martin.
An international webinar on marine spatial planning is being offered Aug. 22 by Blue Solutions.  It is being offered around the world, which explains why it takes...
Aug
19

Newport Beach Cleanup

August 19, 2017, Newport

Agate Beach State Park in Oregon.
Agate Beach State Park in Oregon. | Photo from OutdoorProject

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation kicks off their summer Beach Cleanup Series with a cleanup of Newport's Agate Beach on Saturday, Aug. 19, from noon to 3 p.m.

If you'd like to help, meet at Agate Beach State Wayside,...