Ocean Events

Jun
24

Webinar on California Current

June 24, 2021

Common Murre colony at Yaquina Head. Seabirds like these depend on the California Current.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online, with a talk on the California current, the “large ecosystem” off our shores, on...

Jun
24

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...

Jul
14

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

Mar
12

STAC Meeting

March 12, 2018, Corvallis

The STAC in action.
The STAC in action.

The Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) meets on Monday, March 12, 1-4:30 p.m., at the Children’s Farm Home Historic Old School, 4455 N.E. Highway 20, near Corvallis.

The subject of the meeting is Oregon’s marine...

Mar
12

2018 Marine Debris Conference

March 12, 2018, San Diego

Marine debris assemblage. Photo collage by Randall Henderson.
Marine debris assemblage. Photo collage by Randall Henderson.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have announced that the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) will be held in San Diego, California, USA. The event takes...

Mar
10

Seafood Talk

March 10, 2018, Yachats

Oregon clams
Oregon clams. | Photo by Oregons Adventure Coast

Speaking as part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series (which is offered January-March), former professor and food/travel writer Jennifer Bright (who also happens to be a CoastWatcher) will shed light on a complex, crucial component of Oregon’s...

Mar
8

Larval Recruitment & Marine Reserves Lecture

March 8, 2018, Manzanita

Heppell Lab Research.
Heppell Lab conducting research. | Courtesy from OSU

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council is hosting a lecture by Scott Heppell, an associate professor of fisheries at Oregon State University, on "Larval Recruitment  & Marine Reserves."  Dr. Heppell, a leading figure in research on Oregon's...

Mar
3

Cape Arago Trails Hike

March 3, 2018, Charleston

Cape Arago. | Courtesy from South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a beautiful hike on March 3rd. Take a 2.5 mile one way trip from Cape Arago Point on the Arago Pack Trail toward Simpson Reef ( they will stop there briefly to check out the local wildlife) then along the...

Mar
3

South Slough Birding

March 3, 2018, Charleston

South Slough Reserve.

Join a South Slough Reserve interpreter and venture into the Reserve in search of winged wildlife. $1 per birder. These birding walks are usually held the first Saturday of each month.

The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (South Slough Reserve) is a...