Ocean Events

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

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,...

Aug
19

Birdwalk at Crissey Field

August 19, 2017, Brookings

Crissey Field State Park
Bird tracks on beach at Crissey Field State Park. | Photo by Schuyler Erle

Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society (KAS), and their birding representative Gary Maschmeyer, on a bird-watching outing to Crissey Field, site of the State Parks welcome center just north of the California border, and...

Aug
16

Lecture on Marine Parasites

August 16, 2017, Charleston

Flatworm: Pseudoceros fowersi.
Flatworm: Pseudoceros fowersi. | Photo by Alexander Semenov

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a discussion from Dr. Jason Williams, from Hofstra University. He will be lecturing on his studies pertaining to the natural history and diversity...

Aug
10

Phycology Talk

August 10, 2017, Otis

Kelp, one of the more familiar seaweeds, on the shore.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.
Kelp, one of the more familiar seaweeds, on the shore.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

Oregon harbors a world expert on the taxonomy of seaweed in Gayle Hansen, a senior researcher based with the Environmental Protection Agency outpost at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.  Hansen,...

Aug
9

Sea Urchin Lecture

August 9, 2017, Charleston

Cynthia Trowbridge (right) conducting research at Lough Hyne, Ireland.
Cynthia Trowbridge (right) conducting research at Lough Hyne, Ireland.

Ordinarily, we wouldn’t list a talk about ecology in Ireland, since we keep things closer to home.  But in this case, the speaker is Cynthia Trowbridge, an old friend of CoastWatch and Oregon Shores.  She is one of the...

Aug
4

Beaver Tales Art Exhibit Opening Reception

August 4, 2017, Nehalem

Busy Beaver by Rene Eisenbart.
Busy Beaver by Rene Eisenbart.

To celebrate beavers and their contribution to the ecology of the North Coast, The Wetlands Conservancy (TWC) and Lower Nehalem Watershed Council (LNWC) have partnered with local businesses to host the Beaver Tales Art Exhibit and Sale in Nehalem. Kicking off...

Aug
4

Birding at Stanley Marsh

August 4, 2017, Seaside

Image of sunshine coming through the trees at Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh Reserve.
Morning sunshine coming through the trees at Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh Reserve. | Photo by Stephen Bowler

Join the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) and naturalist Mike Patterson for an early-morning birdwatching walk at Stanley Marsh, part of North Coast Land Conservancy’s Thompson...

Aug
2

Orca Lecture

August 2, 2017, Charleston

Photo of two orca whales off the coast of Oregon.
Orcas in Oregon. | Photo by Gary Ligi

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a public lecture from Dr. Robert Pitman, who works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

Speaker Robert L. Pitman will discuss “The Family that...

Jul
29

Whale Watch Weekend

July 29, 2017, Depoe Bay

Gray Whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.
Gray Whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Sixth Annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend is being held July 29 and 30 at Boiler Bay State Park near Depoe Bay, hosted by the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society. 

ACS volunteer members and Certified Naturalists will be on hand from 10...

Jul
27

Hike to Devil's Cauldron

July 27, 2017, Manzanita

Image of the Devil's Cauldron in Arch Cape, Oregon.
View from above of the Devil's Cauldron in Arch Cape, Oregon. | Photo by Jim Nix

With mountain summits rising above 3,000 feet as close as a mile from the shoreline, the region North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) calls the Coastal Edge, between Tillamook Head and Nehalem Bay, is an unusually...