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

Jul
27

Coastal Conservation Walk

July 27, 2017, Manzanita

Neahkahnie Beach.
Neahkahnie Beach. | Photo by Steve Carter

At the north end of the beach in Manzanita, Peregrine Point’s lush green forest rises from the sand. Lower Nehalem Community Trust manages this parcel, which extends the protected lands of Oswald West State Park, the gateway to the newly established...

Jul
26

Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Seminar

July 26, 2017, Charleston

Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve.
Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve. | Photo from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a discussion from Dr. Thomas Swearingen, fromt the Department of Fish and Wildlife. He will be discussing an overview...

Jul
25

Oceanside Tidepool Exploration

July 25, 2017, Tillamook

Nudibranch.
Colorful nudibranch found in a tide pool. | Photo from Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS

What amazing creatures are lurking at the water’s edge? This Oceanside event will give you an opportunity to see.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the shoreline at Oceanside, Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary,...

Jul
23

Geology of Netarts Bay Walk

July 23, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay.
Netarts Bay. | Photo by Dolan. H

Join the Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea (WEBS) on an amazing and free Geologic tour around Netarts Bay. You will see landslide areas, fossil deposits on Cape Meares, Happy Camp, bay overlooks and tsunami layers from the “Big One” in...

Jul
19

Volunteer Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 19, 2017, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of the Audubon Society.
Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of the Audubon Society.

The Audubon Society of Portland is conducting two volunteer-based surveys for the endangered Marbled Murrelet on the central Oregon coast, the second of which takes place July 19-20 (see separate listing for July 13-14).  Volunteers...

Jul
16

Salt Marsh Ecology Walk

July 16, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon.
Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon. | Photo from WEBS

Registration is required - please click this link to get your free ticket.

Walk along the saltmarsh of Netarts Bay while learning about how plants survive in a salty world on Sunday, July 16! Join Friends of Netarts Bay – Watershed, Estuary,...

Jul
15

Newport Summer Beach Cleanup Series

July 15, 2017, Newport

South Beach State Park at sunset in Oregon.
South Beach State Park at sunset. | Photo by Brian Riopelle

Join the Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation as they kick off the summer with a Beach Cleanup Series.

Meet at day use area of the South Beach State Park in Newport, OR. 

Jul
15

Marbled Murrelet Community Survey

July 15, 2017, Port Orford

Marbled murrelet field trip flyer.
By Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Day 2 of Marbled Murrelet Field Trip: These unique birds from the ocean to their nests in the forest each day, and the best time to see them begins 45 mins before sunrise. The survey will be from 5:04-7:04, and you can participate in as much of the survey as...

Jul
14

Murrelets around the Campfire

July 14, 2017, Port Orford

Marbled murrelet field trip flyer.
By Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Day 1 of the Marbled Murrelet Field Trip: Come learn about this magnificent seabird from locals who pioneered the effort to find and protect it, followed by an update on what's current with murrelets today by Max Beeken from the Redfrish Rocks Community...

Jul
14

Comment Deadline on Ocean Energy Rules

July 14, 2017

Experimental wave energy device in operation.
Experimental wave energy device in operation.

The Department of State Lands has initiated rulemaking to implement the requirements of recent administrative and legislative actions affecting the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in the territorial sea.  The public is invited to...