Ocean Events

Jan
21

Seminar on Orca Monitoring

January 21, 2021

Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Greg Ligi.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m., the Hatfield Marine Science Center heads for the deep with a talk on how scientists monitor the health of orcas off our shores. John Durban, of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State...

Feb
17

Rocky Habitat Panel Discussion

February 17, 2021

Otter Rock tidepools.\Photo courtesy of ORPD.

Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan: Part 3, also known as the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, aims to balance human use and ecological conservation consistent with Oregon’s ocean resources statewide planning goal. For the first time in nearly 25...

Past Events

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...

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...