Ocean Events


River Otter Webinar

July 26, 2021

River otters.\Photo courtesy of the Elakha Alliance.

Excited reports of sea otters sighted on the Oregon coast most often turn out to be sightings of river otters instead.  Sea otters have been extinct in Oregon waters for more than a century, although once in a while one visits, presumably...


Rocky Habitat Management Workshop

July 29, 2021

Intertidal habitat at Blacklock Point, one of the sites Oregon Shores proposed for protection.\Photo by Larry Basch.

Oregon Shores was heavily engaged in the first round of “site designations”—proposals for special levels of protection for key areas—as part of the state’s new Rocky Habitat...


Webinar on the Future Ocean

October 13, 2021

Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Undersea habitat off the Oregon coast.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of our series of speakers commemorating our 50th anniversary and looking toward the next 50 years, Oregon Shores hosts a talk by marine ecologist Kristy Kroeker, speaking on “Our Changing Oceans.”  The event takes place...

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...


Seminar on Orca Monitoring

January 21, 2021

Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Greg Ligi.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m., the Hatfield Marine Science Center heads for the deep with a talk on how scientists monitor the health of orcas off our shores. John Durban, of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State...