Ocean Events

Jan
18

Humpback Whale Talk

January 18, 2020, Newport

Humpback whale breaching.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

Karen Lohman, a graduate student in the Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory at Oregon State University, will be speak on "Where are the breeding grounds of the West Coast's humpback whales?" as part of the American Cetacean...

Jan
29

Crab Research Talk

January 29, 2020, Seaside

Crab in hand.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The “Listening to the Land” speaker series kicks off its 2020 season on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., with a presentation by marine ecologist Sarah Henkel entitled "Listening to the Crabs.”  Dr. Henkel is an associate professor in Oregon State University’s...

Feb
12

Orca Lecture

February 12, 2020, Cannon Beach

Colleen Weiler and orcas.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series turns its sights on “killer whales.”   Colleen Weiler will speak on “Orcas of the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock...

Feb
19

Oystercatcher Talk

February 19, 2020, Seaside

Black Oystercatchers at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Learn about the black oystercatcher, a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats, in a talk sponsored by the Necanicum Watershed Council on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public...

Mar
11

Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Debbie Duffield speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...

Apr
8

Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet Essley on “Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon:  What We Can Learn from Sandpipers.”  The event, free and open to...

Past Events

Aug
8

Seabird Colony Monitoring Session

August 8, 2019, Florence

Common Murres at Yaquina Head.\Photo by Kimon Berlin.

Volunteers are needed to participate in a seabird colony survey on Thursday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m. at Sea Lion Caves (91560 US-101) between Florence and Yachats.  The survey is conducted by Portland Audubon.  Experts will be on hand, and anyone...

Aug
7

Lecture on Fishing and Fish Communities

August 7, 2019, Charleston

Lingcod in its habitat.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Chelsea Wood, an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, will speak on “Ghosts of Oceans Past: How Fishing Reshapes Communities of Fishes and their Parasites” as part of the Summer Seminar...

Aug
3

BioBlitz and Trees to Sea

August 3, 2019, Yachats

View from the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

A combination “BioBlitz” and Trees to Sea celebration will take place at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area on Saturday, Aug. 3.  The BioBlitz takes place 10 a.m.-noon, the Trees to Sea event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Both are based...

Jul
31

Lecture on Antarctica and Climate Change

July 31, 2019, Charleston

James McClintock, a professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the summer public lecture as part of the Summer Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OMB).  Dr. McClintock speaks at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium.  His...
Jul
29

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 29, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

This summer's second round of this annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 29, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey...

Jul
28

Summer Whale Watch

July 28, 2019, Depoe Bay

Gray whale breaching at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a Summer Whale Watch Weekend at the end of the month.  The second of the two days devoted to spotting whales is Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Boiler Bay just north...

Jul
27

Summer Whale Watch

July 27, 2019, Depoe Bay

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a Summer Whale Watch Weekend at the end of the month.  The first of the two days devoted to spotting whales is Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Boiler Bay just north of the...