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
1

Science Talk ‘18

March 1, 2018 - March 2, 2018, Portland

Science Talk - Portland. | Courtesy of Science Talk

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these...

Feb
14

Whale Ecology Lecture

February 14, 2018, Cannon Beach

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

Marine ecologist Leigh Torres is the February speaker for the "World of Haystack Rock" series, offered on the second Wednesday of each month from November through April by the Friends of Haystack Rock.  Each presentation takes place at 7...

Feb
14

Seafood Discussion

February 14, 2018, Newport

 Researchers celebrate seafood found in marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Researchers celebrate seafood found in marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of its OSU150 celebration, Oregon State University’s extension program is offering an opportunity to eat local seafood, learning about sustainable seafood, and discuss including seafood in a healthy...

Feb
13

Offshore Drilling Presentation

February 13, 2018, Portland

Courtesy of Surfrider Foundation


Livelihoods in coastal communities across the country rely on America’s coastal waters. The Trump administration’s push to open our coastlines to offshore leasing would threaten recreation, the livelihoods of those in the fishing and tourism industries, and...

Feb
12

Marine Debris Event

February 12, 2018, Portland

Marine debris collected on Bayocean Spit.\Photo by Paul Lask.
Marine debris collected on Bayocean Spit.\Photo by Paul Lask.

The “Keep It in the Ground” lecture series offers a special event, “Plastic Island:  An Evening with Captain Charles Moore,” on Monday, Feb. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room of Central Lutheran Church (1820 N.E. 21st Ave.)...

Feb
12

2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting

February 12, 2018, Portland

Photo of waves at Yachats by Rena Martin.
Waves at Yachats. | Photo by Rena Martin

Join the conversation about dynamic ocean management. This event will focus on discussion the opportunites, challenges, and solutions pertaining to supporting sustainable use of the ocean. Food, drinks, networking, and community engagement will occur....

Feb
9

Marbled Murrelet Decision

February 9, 2018, Portland

 

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo courtesy of Audubon Society.
Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo courtesy of Audubon Society.

In an effort to provide extra time for public review and input, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff are releasing materials early for the upcoming Marbled Murrelet exhibit at the Friday, Feb. 9 Oregon Fish and Wildlife...