Ocean Events

Dec
12

Zooplankton Lecture

December 12, 2018, Cannon Beach

Pseudocalanus female in a plankton sample. | Photo by Samantha Zeman.

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These...

Dec
13

US Ocean Policy Webinar

December 13, 2018

US Capitol building. | Photo courtesy of Architect from the Capitol.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-noon (Pacific Standard Time), the Ocean Conservancy will host a webinar to explore what November’s election and the incoming 116th Congress will mean for ocean policy. Attendees will also...

Dec
15

Presentation on Oregon's Orcas

December 15, 2018, Yachats

Orcas in Canada. | Photo by Rob Lott.

Whale conservationist Colleen Weiler will offer a presentation about the orcas found in Oregon's waters on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).  Her talk is part of the Cape...

Dec
27

Winter Whale Watch Week

December 27, 2018 - December 31, 2018, Yachats

Grey whale in a kelp forest. | Photo courtesy of ACS

The Winter Whale Watch Week will take place from December 27-31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with volunteers stationed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 HWY-101, Yachats).

More information to come soon.

For any questions, contact Tara...

Jan
9

Razor Clam Lecture

January 9, 2019, Cannon Beach

Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW
Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW

Clamming is a highly popular pastime on the north coast, so the July 9 lecture hosted by the Friends of Haystack Rock should find an eager audience.  Shellfish biologist Matt Hunter of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss...

Feb
13

Common Murre Lecture

February 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free...

Mar
13

Oregon's Black Oystercatchers Lecture

March 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

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 days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

Apr
10

Puffin Lecture

April 10, 2019, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow
Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open to...

Past Events

Aug
15

Ocean Temperature Risk Lecture

August 15, 2018, Charleston

Sea stars at Cannon Beach. | Photo by Peterson Photography

Join Hilary Hayford, from the University of Washington, as she presents a lecture entitled: Small movements with large performance benefits: Navigating temperature risk at a snail's pace. 

Hayford is interested in organisms that live...

Aug
11

Whale Sign Dedication

August 11, 2018, Newport

Don Davis Park.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
Don Davis Park.\Photo by Gregory Henton.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society invites the public to a community event dedicating a Whale Trail interpretative sign to be placed in Newport’s Don Davis Park (840 W. Olive St.), a good place for whale-watching.  The event is free;...

Aug
8

Phytoplankton Lecture

August 8, 2018, Charleston

Phytoplankton. | Photo from NOAA

Join Xiuning Du from the Hatfield Marine Science Center with her lecture entitled: Phytoplankton community dynamics, harmful species, and trophic implications from observations of the Newport Hydrographic Line.

This is part of the Oregon Institute of Marine...

Aug
3

Marbled Murrelet Decision

August 3, 2018, Salem

Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.
Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.

At their Aug. 3 meeting in Salem, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adoption of new rules known as “Advisory Survival Guidelines” to protect Marbled Murrelets on state-owned, managed, or leased lands. Meeting materials...

Aug
3

Seabird Science Hike

August 3, 2018, Arch Cape

 Earlier seabird-oriented hike to Devil's Cauldron.
Earlier seabird-oriented hike to Devil's Cauldron.

A family friendly hike with a focus on seabirds is being co-hosted by the Friends of Cape Marine Reserve and the Audubon Society of Portland on Friday, Aug. 3, beginning at 10 a.m.. The public is invited to join an easy hike of...

Aug
1

Whale Lecture

August 1, 2018, Charleston

Western grey whale. | Photo from Oregon State University

Leigh Torres from Oregon State University will give a lecture entitled: Modern whales Living in Urban Places.

Torres is a marine ecologist interested in understanding how marine animals, including marine mammals, seabirds and sharks,...

Jul
30

NAME Annual Conference

July 30, 2018, Portland

CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer, one of the organizers of the NAME conference, in action.\Photo by Dennis White.
CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer, one of the organizers of the NAME conference, in action.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME), with whom our CoastWatch program collaborates every year on the Sharing the Coast Conference, are holding their...

Jul
29

Whale Watch Weekend

July 29, 2018, Depoe Bay

 

Gray whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.
Gray whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.
This is the second day of the seventh annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend, held July 28-29.  The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) is hosting the event at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (about a mile north of Depoe Bay) from 10...