Ocean Events

Feb
2

Lecture on Aquaculture Trends

February 2, 2023, Newport

Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.
Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Damian Brady, an Agatha B. Darling Associate Professor of Oceanography at the University of Maine, to...

Feb
2

Climate Change and Oregon's Rocky Shores

February 2, 2023, Newport

Tidepool life.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Midcoast Watersheds Council will hold its first in-person community meeting (remote option available) on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

This month's featured guest is Dr. Bruce Menge, who will share his work on long-term ecological research and how...

Feb
8

Science Pub: Kelp Restoration

February 8, 2023, Pacific City

Tom Calvanese holding purple sea urchins. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Tom Calvanese holding purple sea urchins. /Photo courtesy of OSU

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m., the Audubon Society of Lincoln City will host a Science Pub night at Pelican Brewing Company (33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City) featuring Oregon Kelp Alliance.

About the event:

"We are...

Feb
8

Lecture on Sea Otters

February 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.
A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Wednesday, Feb 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Michelle St. Martin, the Marine Conservation Coordinator...

Feb
9

Lecture on Climate and Fish Distribution

February 9, 2023, Newport

Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures
Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Lorenzo Ciannelli, principal investigator in the Fisheries Oceanography Lab at Oregon State University, to discuss his research on...

Feb
16

Lecture on Coastal Modeling

February 16, 2023, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Merrick Haller, a Professor of  Civil & Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, to discuss their research on the Newport Model...

Mar
8

Lecture on Transient Orcas

March 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

Orcas in Canada. /Photo by Rob Lott.

On Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Josh McInnes on his work studying transient killer whales off the...

Mar
14

Webinar on Harmful Algal Blooms

March 14, 2023

Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a series of webinars called "Young Scientists and Wave Makers" to highlight students and early career professionals conducting meaningful conservation research. The webinar on...

Mar
15

Talk on Oregon Marine Reserves

March 15, 2023, Lincoln City

Cape Arago Lighthouse. /Photo by Daniel Holihan via Wikimedia

The Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City) hosts Dr. Lindsay Aylesworth for a talk titled "A Deeper Dive into Oregon’s Marine Reserves, celebrating the first ten years of Oregon’s marine reserves program."...

Past Events

Sep
17

Beach and River Cleanup

September 17, 2022

Beach cleanup volunteers /photo courtesy of SOLVE
Beach cleanup volunteers /photo courtesy of SOLVE

SOLVE is hosting a statewide beach and river cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery. Volunteers are encouraged to join a SOLVE-sponsored project in whatever location is most accessible, all of which are listed ...

Sep
13

Biochemistry Science on Tap

September 13, 2022, Newport

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Science on Tap, an event where participants can socialize and learn in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (GVMSB) (2030 SE Marine Science Dr. in Newport), or watch remotely via Zoom. This event features Rene...

Sep
12

Community Conversation, Offshore Wind--Charleston

September 12, 2022, Charleston

Offshore wind turbines in Xinjiang, China /photo by Chris Lim, Wikipedia
Offshore wind turbines in Xinjiang, China /photo by Chris Lim, Wikipedia

Rogue Climate, a nonprofit advocating for climate justice in Southern Oregon, is hosting a series of Community Conversations on Floating Offshore Wind Energy throughout Coos County. On Monday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m., Rogue...

Sep
12

Cape Cove Beach Marine Debris Survey

September 12, 2022, Yachats

Volunteers participate in a marine debris survey at Cape Cove Beach /photo by Tara Dubois
Volunteers participate in a marine debris survey at Cape Cove Beach /photo by Tara Dubois

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a beach cleanup and marine debris survey on Monday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m. This event will take place on Cape Cove Beach, to participate, meet at the Cove Beach...

Aug
28

Tidepool Ambassador Tour

August 28, 2022, Florence

ea star and anemones\Photo by Victoria Tierney.
ea star and anemones\Photo by Victoria Tierney.

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative is offering free, small-group tours with a Tidepool Ambassador Guide during the lowest tides of the summer. Tours will last one hour, guests are encouraged to continue exploring the reserve on their...

Aug
27

Sustainable Clamming Event

August 27, 2022, Netarts

Netarts and Three Arch Rocks from the air.
Netarts and Three Arch Rocks from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department are hosting an event at Netarts Bay (4949 Netarts Hwy West, in Netarts) at 7 a.m. to spread awareness about sustainable clamming. They will share information...

Aug
25

Presentation by Elakha Alliance Interns

August 25, 2022

Sea otter eating a crab. /Photo by Arenkert
Sea otter eating a crab.\Photo by Arenkert.

Join the Elakha Alliance’s Summer Tribal Interns on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. to learn about the traveling cultural display they created. This display is the final project of their summer internship and will highlight the relationships between...

Aug
25

Sustainable Fishing Lecture

August 25, 2022, Newport

Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA
Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Dr. Katelyn Bosley, a crustacean biologist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife....

Aug
21

Bandon History and Beach Hike

August 21, 2022, Bandon

Aerial view of the Bandon shoreline. /Photo By Sonja Peterson
Bandon's shoreline. | Photo by Sonja Peterson.

The South Coast Striders are leading an educational hike through the town and beaches of Bandon on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. This hike will start at the Bandon Historical Society Museum and tour the waterfront and Old Town before heading to the...