Ocean Events


Whale Seminar

November 14, 2019, Newport

Humpback whale off Humbug Mt. in Curry County.

Marine mammalogist Daniel Palacios will describe current research on humpback whales at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr., in the South Beach area of Newport) in the Guin Library Seminar Room at 3:30 p.m. on...


Lecture on Marine Management

November 15, 2019, Charleston

Research diver at Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Marine biologist Daniel Okamoto will deliver the “public lecture” that is part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB).  Dr. Okamoto speaks on “Working towards sustainable and just...


Marine Debris Pub Talk

November 19, 2019, Newport

Dorothy Horn at her laboratory bench.

Marine debris and microplastics in the environment will be the subject of a pub talk as part of the Oregon State University Science on Tap series.  The speaker is Dorothy Horn, a PhD candidate at Portland State University who is studying marine debris,...


Fishery Management Seminar

November 22, 2019, Charleston

Fishing boat gets underway.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

A lecture on fishery management will be featured as part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) on Friday, Nov. 22, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Anne Beaudreau of the University...


Presentation on Sea Otters

December 10, 2019, Charleston

Sea otters at play.\Photo by Eric Palmer.

The Elakha Alliance is hosting a talk about efforts to reintroduce sea otters to the Oregon coastal environment. The event takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. in the Boathouse Auditorium at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin...


Rocky Habitat Talk

December 11, 2019, Cannon Beach

Charlie Plybon surveying the shore.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on rocky shore habitats on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.). The event is free and open to all.

The speaker will be...


Rocky Habitat Talk

December 12, 2019, Manzanita

Charlie Plybon installs a Ph sensor at the Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council Lecture Series will feature a presentation on rocky shore habitats on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda) in Manzanita. The...


Sea Otter Talk

December 14, 2019, Yachats

A raft of sea otters.\Photo by David Sidle.

As part of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center Fall Speaker Series, Bob Bailey of the Elakha Alliance will speak at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.  The visitor center is located at 2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats.

The talk is free and...

Past Events


BioBlitz at Otter Rock

July 5, 2019, Otter Rock

Not all BioBlitz activities require this much athleticism! Surveying tidepools at Otter Rock.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of this summer’s series of “BioBlitzes” at Oregon’s marine reserve areas, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is sponsoring a bioblitz event at the Otter Rock Marine Reserve on...


Orca Pub Talk

June 19, 2019, Portland

Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

In recognition of Orca Action Month, Laurie Weitkamp of NOAA Fisheries will speak on “The mysteries of salmon in marine environments: what we do (and don't) know” on Thursday, June 19, at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub (915 S.E. Hawthorne) in Portland—a...


Panel Discussion on Ocean and Climate Change

June 14, 2019, Astoria

Oregon's ocean, where it meets the Nehalem Spit.\Photo by Dennis Hoffman.

Politics, science, and climate change mix when U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici hosts a panel discussion on “Our Oceans and Climate Change” on Friday, June 14, 5 p.m. at the Barbey Maritime Center (1792 Marine Dr.) in...


Ocean Acidification Webinar

June 14, 2019, Corvallis

Oregon's ocean is under study.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) has announced the release of Oregon’s DRAFT Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan. This OAH Action Plan was developed in recognition of the OAH impacts that...


Seminar on Marine and Forest Reserves

June 13, 2019, Newport

Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The subject of how coastal residents feel about marine and forest reserve areas, to put it in unscientific terms, will be the subject of a seminar in the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr.) in...


Lecture on Microplastics

June 11, 2019, Portland

Dorothy Horn, a Portland State University doctoral candidate studying plastic pollution in the ocean, will speak about microplastics in the sea and in rivers at the next monthly meeting of the Surfrider Portland Chapter, Tuesday, June 11, 7-9 p.mm. at  UP North Surf Club.

Horn will also...