Ocean Events


Offshore Wind Comment Deadline

June 28, 2022


Close-up of offshore wind turbine.
Close-up of offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated two “call areas” for siting offshore wind energy turbines off Oregon’s coast (west of Coos Bay and Brookings).  Once these areas have been confirmed after a comment...

Past Events


Red Abalone talk

January 22, 2022

Kendall Smith (right) and fellow researchers pursuing the red abalone.

As part of its speaker series featuring young scientists, the Cape Perpetua Area Collaborative presents an online talk on red abalone on Saturday, Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m.

The speaker is Kendall Smith, a second-year Master’s...


Seminar on Fish and Environmental Change

January 20, 2022

Beached salmon shark.\Photo courtesy of the Seaside Aquarium.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online this year.  Next up, on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 3:30 p.m., is a talk on fish research.  Speaker Alexandra McInturf will address “A multiscale...


Talk on Invasive Crabs

January 19, 2022

European green crab.|Photo courtesy of University of Washington.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series continues, pandemic or no pandemic.  You have to pour your own at home, but on the upside, you can pull up a chair anywhere.

The next in the series takes place on...


Talk on Forest, Sea, and Climate Change

January 13, 2022

Coastal forests have a strong link to the sea.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online in 2022.  On Thursday, Jan. 13, at 3:30 p.m., the seminar being offered bears the intriguing title, “Should we bury our forests in the...


Film on Right Whale

January 6, 2022

North Pacific Right Whale.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

We hear a lot about gray whales and humpback whales in our coastal waters, and sometimes orcas, but not much about the much less abundant right whale.  The Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve seek to rectify this with their first online...


Lecture on Coastal Sediments

January 6, 2022

Kara Galdeken (left) and fellow researchers in the field.\Photo courtesy of the University of South Alabama

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to hold its Thursday research seminar series online.  First talk in 2022 concerns a study of coastal sediments.  The event, on Thursday,...


Seminar on Radioactive Fish

December 16, 2021


Albacore, which may or may not be radioactive.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday research seminar series continues online.  This week’s offering, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, has the provocative title, “A Study of Radioactive Fish Ears or How I...