Ocean Events

Oct
21

OPAC Meeting

October 21, 2019, Newport

OPAC meeting in action.

The next meeting of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council it planned for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Agate Beach Best Western (3019 N. Coast Hwy) in Newport.  The tentative starting time, 9 a.m., may change.

The agenda for this meeting is not yet available but will be...

Oct
25

Lecture on Larvae

October 25, 2019, Charleston

Juvenile Dungeness crab, interrupted on journey home.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), Jason Hodin will speak on “Here Comes the Neighborhood:  How Larvae Find Their Way Home.”  His talk takes place on Friday,...

Nov
1

Talk Exploring Ocean Habitats

November 1, 2019, Charleston

Methane seep off Oregon.\Photo courtesy of Oregon State University.

The next installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is coming up on Friday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Andrew Thurber of Oregon State...

Nov
8

Lecture on Kelp.

November 8, 2019, Charleston

Kelp and kelp detritus.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Kelp will be the topic for the next installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), coming up on Friday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Christie Yorke, speaking on “Kelp...

Nov
9

State of the Coast Conference

November 9, 2019, Gleneden Beach

Siletz Bay, looking across to Salishan Spit, near the Salishan Resort where the conference will take place.\Photo by Dennis White.
 

This year’s edition of the annual State of the Coast Conference is coming up Saturday, Nov. 9, all day at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach (7760 N. Hwy...

Nov
13

Tufted Puffin Presentation

November 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffin at sea.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe, Friends of Haystack Rock.

The first event in the World of Haystack Rock Lecture Series produced by the Friends of Haystack Rock is coming up Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.).

The topic is “Conservation...

Nov
15

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...

Nov
22

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...

Dec
11

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...

Dec
12

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...

Past Events

Jun
1

Sea Otter Presentation

June 1, 2019, Newport

Sea otter in Monterey Bay, where they still flourish.\Photo by Joe Platko.
Sea otter in Monterey Bay, where they still flourish.\Photo by Joe Platko.

The monthly meeting of the American Cetacean Society’s Oregon Chapter, coming up on Saturday, June 1, will feature a talk on “An ecological assessment of potential sea otter reintroduction to Oregon,” by guest speaker...

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...

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
24

Hearing on Rocky Shores

May 24, 2019, Salem

Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.

At its upcoming meeting Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will hold a hearing on the draft Rocky Habitat Management Strategy that the Ocean Policy Advisory Council has been developing over the past couple of...

May
22

Hearing on Territorial Sea Plan

May 22, 2019, Newport

Black Turban Snail, a rocky habitat denizen.\Photo by Steve Morey.
Black Turban Snail, a rocky habitat denizen.\Photo by Steve Morey.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will consider the newly emerging Rocky Habitat Management Strategy at its next meeting, March 23-24 in Salem.

A public hearing to give people on the coast a chance...

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
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
16

BioBlitz Data Collection Training

May 16, 2019, Corvallis

Fawn Custer (right) leads BioBlitz training.\Photo by Tara Dubois.
Fawn Custer (right) leads BioBlitz training.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

Those interested in making a special contribution to this year’s “BioBlitz” citizen science events are invited to a training session at Oregon State University in Wilkinson Hall, Room 203 (2601 S.W. Orchard Ave. in Corvallis)...