Ocean Events

Apr
26

Seminar on Microbial Importance in an Ecosystem

April 26, 2019, Charleston

Dr. Roxanne A. Beinart.
Dr. Roxanne A. Beinart. | Photo courtesy of University of Rhode Island.

Join University of Rhode Island's Dr. Roxanne Beinart for her seminar titled, "Linking microbial symbiont activity to ecosystem processes" on April 26th at 4:00 pm in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd,...

Apr
27

Oswald West Action Day

April 27, 2019, Arch Cape

Oswald West Action Day 2019

Join Surfrider Portland, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and Oregon State Parks for a morning filled with community service to give back to our beautiful Oregon coast on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. They will be hosting a beach cleanup along with some restoration...

Apr
27

Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

April 27, 2019, Tillamook

Plastic bags choke waterways and the sea, and threaten wildlife.
Plastic bags choke waterways and the sea, and threaten wildlife.

The Tillamook County Master Recyclers are sponsoring a Plastic Pollution Awareness Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 2nd St. Plaza in the city of Tillamook.  Everyone is welcome. 

A rally from noon to 1...

Apr
29

Open House on Navy Training Plan

April 29, 2019, Astoria

Rough seas ahead under Navy bombardment.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Rough seas ahead under Navy bombardment.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

If you didn’t know, the U.S. Navy practices for war in the ocean off Oregon (and from northern California to Southeast Alaska).  The Navy’s “Northwest Training and Testing” plan is now up for review.  The Navy seeks to renew...

Apr
30

Open House on Navy Training Plan

April 30, 2019, Newport

 Seascape--Oregon's peaceful waters.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
Seascape--Oregon's peaceful waters.\Photo by Gregory Henton.

If you didn’t know, the U.S. Navy practices for war in the ocean off Oregon (and from northern California to Southeast Alaska).  The Navy’s “Northwest Training and Testing” plan is now up for review.  The Navy seeks to renew its...

May
3

Seminar on Marine Worms

May 3, 2019, Charleston

Bloodworm. | Photo courtesy from Cool Galapagos

Join Dr. Neva Meyer, from Clark University, who will be giving a talk titled, "Neural fate specification in the annelid Capitella teleta and implications for nervous system evolution" on May 3rd at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium...

May
4

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 4, 2019, Newport

 Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-noon, in the meeting room of the Newport office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2127 S.E....

May
8

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 8, 2019, Port Orford

 

Black Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., at Oregon State University’s Port Orford Field Station (444 Jackson St.).  Those...

May
10

Seminar on Larval Dispersal

May 10, 2019, Charleston

Larvae from Fuch's Lab work. | Photo courtesy of Rutgers University.

Join Dr. Heidi Fuchs, from Rutgers University, who will be giving a seminar titled, "Waves and turbulance as navigational signals for dispersing larvae" on May 10th at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat...

May
17

Seminar on Mollusca

May 17, 2019, Charleston

Various marine larvae. | Photo courtesy of Lyons Lab, Scripps Institute

Join Dr. Deirdre Lyons, from Scripps Institute of Oceanography (UC San Diego), who will be giving a seminar titled, "Morphogenesis and specification of the molluscan shell gland, and what it can tell us about the...

May
18

Spring Pelican Survey

May 18, 2019

Brown Pelicans.\Photo by Dennis White.
Brown Pelicans.\Photo by Dennis White.

The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey is coming up Saturday, May 18.  (There will also be a fall survey on Sept. 14).  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these...

May
30

Education and Cleanup Combo

May 30, 2019, Yachats

The stone shelter atop Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.
The stone shelter atop Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

A dual event is planned at Cape Perpetua for Thursday, May 30.  The first half, an educational talk on the land-sea connection, takes place at the stone shelter atop Cape Perpetua (officially the Cape Perpetua Day Use Area),...

May
31

Intertidal Retrospective

May 31, 2019, Charleston

Flabellina goddardi, discovered by Jeff Goddard.
Flabellina goddardi, discovered by Jeff Goddard.

Veteran marine biologist Jeff Goddard will look back over his career in a talk at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) as part of the Spring Seminar Series.  Goddard will speak in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Friday, May...

Jun
1

Seabird Nest Monitoring Training

June 1, 2019, Yachats

 Pelagic cormorants feeding their young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelagic cormorants feeding their young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Portland Audubon, along with local partners, conducts a seabird nest colony monitoring project at several locations on the coast, including Cape Perpetua, Heceta Head, and the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, along with nearby...

Jun
7

Lecture on Dungeness Crabs

June 7, 2019, Charleston

Dr. Alan Shanks and research assistant.
Dr. Alan Shanks and research assistant.
Alan Shanks, a professor at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), will cap the Spring Seminar Series with the annual Public Lecture.  Speaking at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 7, in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium, Shanks will address “Dungeness...
Sep
14

Fall Pelican Survey

September 14, 2019

 

Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey will be held Saturday, Sept. 14.  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these surveys offer volunteers a chance to...

Past Events

Nov
16

Seminar on Galapagos Underwater

November 16, 2018, Charleston

Fish obscure diver's view off of Darwin Island, Galapagos. | Photo courtesy of KSLOF

José Marin Jarrin, from Humbolt State University, will give a public talk titled, "The Underwater Galápagos: The World that Darwin Never Witnessed" on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse...

Nov
14

Virtual Marine Reserves Tour

November 14, 2018, Cannon Beach

Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.
Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.

The Marine Reserves Program leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cristen Don, will lead a virtual underwater tour of Oregon’s five marine reserves, with special emphasis on nearby Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7-8:30...

Nov
8

Aquarium Science Tour and Climate Lecture

November 8, 2018, Newport

Courtesy of Oregon Coast Community College

The Oregon Coast Community College invites the public to learn about their Aquarium Science Program on Nov. 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oregon Coast Community College (400 SE College Way, Newport). Guests are invited to tour the facility, and hear a...

Nov
6

Cape Falcon Reserve Planning Workshop

November 6, 2018, Seaside

Cape Falcon's tip.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Cape Falcon's tip.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Marine Reserves Program of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is launching a site management planning process for the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.  The public has been invited to a series of three workshops, during which the...

Nov
3

Marbled Murrelet Lecture

November 3, 2018, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo courtesy of the Washington Environmental Council.
Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo courtesy of the Washington Environmental Council.

Kim Nelson, an expert on seabirds, will speak on Oregon’s Marbled Murrelet population, and efforts to assure the bird’s survival, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. in the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101,...

Nov
2

Seminar on Marine Predators

November 2, 2018, Charleston

Elephant seal pup. | Photo by Chantal Jacques
Elephant seal pup. | Photo by Chantal Jacques

Dr. Sara Maxwell, from the University of Washington Bothell, will be giving a talk titled, "Movement and management of marine predators" on Friday (Nov 2) at 4 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Road, Charleston). Admission...

Oct
30

Virtual Marine Reserves Tour

October 30, 2018, Tillamook

Rockfish on an underwater reef protected in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Rockfish on an underwater reef protected in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Marine Reserves Program leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cristen Don, will lead a virtual underwater tour of Oregon’s five marine reserves, with special emphasis on nearby Cape...

Oct
27

South Slough Kayak Tour

October 27, 2018, Charleston

Kayakers enjoy an outing near Dalton Marsh in Oregon's South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. | Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR
Kayakers enjoy an outing near Dalton Marsh in Oregon's South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. | Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR

The South Slough National Estuarine Reserve Reserve outreach program invites the public to join in a Kayaking The Estuary tour Saturday, Oct. 27,...

Oct
27

State of the Coast Conference

October 27, 2018, Coos Bay

The annual State of the Coast Conference, which brings together scientists, conservationists, representatives of coastal industries, and interested citizens to learn the latest about coastal and marine research and concerns, is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Southwestern Oregon...