Ocean Events

Jan
26

Open House for Fish and Wildlife

January 26, 2022

Black oystercatchers, mother and chick, a species of conservation concern on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites the public to a virtual Conservation Open House—the first of five this year—to discuss issues involving...

Jan
27

Seminar on California Current

January 27, 2022

Black-footed albatross, a denizen of the California Current.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its Thursday research seminar series online.  This week’s talk concerns the California Current, the large marine ecosystem off Oregon’s shore.  Presenter...

Feb
2

Sea Otter Update

February 2, 2022

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

Oregon Wild will host “A Deep Dive into the Sea Otter Feasibility Study” on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker will be a representative (TBA) from the Elakha Alliance, which works toward restoring sea otters...

Feb
8

Webinar on Marine Protected Area Design

February 8, 2022

Research taking place at Oregons Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Those interested in how we design marine protected areas, including marine reserves, may be interested in a webinar on “Marine Connectivity Conservation ‘Rules of Thumb’ for MPA and MPA Network Design,”...

Past Events

Aug
28

Cascade Head Marine Reserve Hike

August 28, 2021, Lincoln City

Lincoln City Audubon hike atop The Knoll.\Photo by

 

The Lincoln City Audubon chapter is celebrating Marine Reserve Awareness Month in August, marking the occasion with a number of special events, including several hikes featuring an aspect of the Cascade Head Marine Reserve.  All hikes are...

Aug
24

Presentation on Plankton

August 24, 2021, Lincoln City

Cascade Head, site of the marine reserve that is part of the U.N. Biosphere Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve organization presents a talk on their smallest constituents in “Powerful Plankton, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural...

Aug
21

Cascade Head Marine Reserve Hike

August 21, 2021, Otis

Salmon River and Westwind spit.\Photo by Jack Doyle.

The Lincoln City Audubon chapter is celebrating Marine Reserve Awareness Month in August, marking the occasion with a number of special events, including several hikes featuring an aspect of the Cascade Head Marine Reserve.  All hikes are...

Aug
14

Cascade Head Marine Reserve Hike

August 14, 2021, Lincoln City

A Lincoln City Audubon hike pauses on The Knoll.\Photo by Steve Griffiths.

The Lincoln City Audubon chapter is celebrating Marine Reserve Awareness Month in August, marking the occasion with a number of special events, including several hikes featuring an aspect of the Cascade Head Marine...

Aug
12

Seminar on Whale Mortalities

August 12, 2021

Beached gray whale on Bayocean Spit.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.
Beached gray whale on Bayocean Spit.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online with a talk about whales.  Alejandro A. Fernández Ajó, of the GEMM Lab of the Marine Mammal Institute at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, will...

Aug
12

Seminar on Whale Mortalities

August 12, 2021

Beached gray whale on Bayocean Spit.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online with a talk about whales.  Alejandro A. Fernández Ajó, of the GEMM Lab of the Marine Mammal Institute at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, will...

Aug
11

Offshore Wind Energy Workshop

August 11, 2021

Wind power at sea.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

The public was invited by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development to participate in two workshops concerning wind energy planning.  The possibility of leasing federal offshore...

Aug
5

Seminar on Zooplankton

August 5, 2021

Caspian Terns are one of the seabirds that eats the fish that eat the zooplankton.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online with a talk this Thursday, Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m., by Laura Lilly of Oregon State University and the Northwest...

Aug
4

Offshore Wind Energy Workshops

August 4, 2021

Wind power at sea.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

The public is invited by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development to participate in two workshops concerning wind energy planning.  The possibility of leasing federal offshore...