Ocean Events


Crab Research Talk

January 29, 2020, Seaside

Crab in hand.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The “Listening to the Land” speaker series kicks off its 2020 season on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., with a presentation by marine ecologist Sarah Henkel entitled "Listening to the Crabs.”  Dr. Henkel is an associate professor in Oregon State University’s...


Orca Lecture

February 12, 2020, Cannon Beach

Colleen Weiler and orcas.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series turns its sights on “killer whales.”   Colleen Weiler will speak on “Orcas of the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock...


Oystercatcher Talk

February 19, 2020, Seaside

Black Oystercatchers at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Learn about the black oystercatcher, a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats, in a talk sponsored by the Necanicum Watershed Council on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public...


Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Debbie Duffield speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...


Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet Essley on “Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon:  What We Can Learn from Sandpipers.”  The event, free and open to...

Past Events


Summer Whale Watch

July 27, 2019, Depoe Bay

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a Summer Whale Watch Weekend at the end of the month.  The first of the two days devoted to spotting whales is Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Boiler Bay just north of the...


Talk on Crab Research

July 24, 2019, Charleston

Juvenile Dungeness crab--not the blue eye!\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Sarah Henkel, a benthic ecologist based at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, will speak on “Tracking Crabs: A Highly Collaborative Scientific and Law Enforcement Adventure,” as part of the Summer...


Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 22, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Area Collaborative.

This annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 22, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey the...


Marine Mammal Stranding Talk

July 19, 2019, Port Orford

Beached whale in Curry Count.\Photo by Bill Krause.

Jim Rice, who directs the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network, will speak in Port Orford about marine mammal stranding.  He will no doubt offer insights into the current mortality event causing a large number of beaching of gray whales...


Lecture on Managing Marine Protected Areas

July 17, 2019, Charleston

Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of their Summer Seminar Series, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) presents a talk by Will White of Oregon State University on “Linking Models and Data for Adaptive Management of Marine Protected Areas.”  The talk takes...


Comment Session on Ocean Acidification

July 17, 2019

The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) is seeking public comment on their proposed Oregon’s DRAFT Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan. This OAH Action Plan was developed in recognition of the acidification and hypoxia impacts that we see today, in...


Lecture on Coral and Environmental Collapse

July 10, 2019, Charleston

Katherine Muzik and her favorite research subject, Ellisella coral.

Coral expert Katherine Muzik will speak on “Coral Studies and Worldwide Environmental Collapse. Now What?” as part of the Summer Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd.) in Charleston. ...