Ocean Events


Marine Reserves BioBlitz Training

June 22, 2021

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

Those interested in learning more about one of Oregon’s marine reserves while contributing to science are encouraged to participate in this year’s round of BioBlitzes focusing on Oregon’s five marine reserves.

A BioBlitz is a volunteer-based...


Kelp and Urchin Webinar

June 24, 2021

Purple urchin barren destroying kelp.\Photo by Kate Vylet.

The Elakha Alliance presents a webinar on the relationship between purple urchins and kelp on Thursday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

“Dive into a Changing Ecosystem: Kelp Forests & Urchin Barrens” features...


Tufted Puffin Talk

July 14, 2021

Tufted Puffins in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Friends of Haystack Rock group is extended its usual winter-to-spring speaker series into the summer this year.  On Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m., the featured speaker will be Shawn Stephenson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...

Past Events


Sunflower Star Webinar

February 16, 2021

Sunflower Sea Star.\Photo courtesy of Oregon State University.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) is presenting a webinar by Sara Hamilton, a PhD candidate in Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology, on the topic “Going, Going.... Gone? Conservation Outlook...


Kelp Lecture

February 11, 2021

Kelp forest.\Photo by Lynn Lee.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Virtual Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m. with a talk by Samuel Starko, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Victoria, “Kelp Forests in a Changing Ocean.”

Kelp forests are among the most...


Sustainable Fishing Seminar

February 10, 2021

Dock at Garibaldi, one of the ports where Fishpeople obtains sustainable seafood.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at the harvesting taking place just offshore with a talk on “Seeking Balance through Sustainable Fishing” on Wednesday, Feb....


Sea Otter Presentation

February 4, 2021

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council’s February community meeting will feature a presentation on “Oregon’s Lost Sea Otters:  Restoring a Cultural Heritage and Ecological Keystone.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place online on Thursday, Feb....


Cetacean Conference

January 30, 2021

Gray whale breaching.\Photo courtesy of the American Cetacean Society.

The American Cetacean Society holds its annual international conference on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9:30 a.m to 5 p.m.  For obvious reasons, it is taking place online this year—which means that everyone can participate.



STAC Meeting

January 28, 2021

Marine Reserves researchers at work.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) which scrutinizes scientific questions on behalf of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) and advises on technical matters that underlie ocean policy, is meeting remotely on...


Ocean Science Trust Meeting

January 27, 2021


Lingcod in habitat.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Support for research on marine conservation is the topic when the Oregon Ocean Science Trust meets online on Wednesday, Jan. 27, noon to 3 p.m.

Reports will be heard on the Marine Reserve Assessment Project, the Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia...


Rocky Habitat Meeting

January 26, 2021

Rocky habitat at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is scheduled to meet online on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2-3 p.m.

OPAC is considering the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, with the working group...