Ocean Events

Dec
12

Zooplankton Lecture

December 12, 2018, Cannon Beach

Pseudocalanus female in a plankton sample. | Photo by Samantha Zeman.

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These...

Dec
13

US Ocean Policy Webinar

December 13, 2018

US Capitol building. | Photo courtesy of Architect from the Capitol.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-noon (Pacific Standard Time), the Ocean Conservancy will host a webinar to explore what November’s election and the incoming 116th Congress will mean for ocean policy. Attendees will also...

Dec
15

Presentation on Oregon's Orcas

December 15, 2018, Yachats

Orcas in Canada. | Photo by Rob Lott.

Whale conservationist Colleen Weiler will offer a presentation about the orcas found in Oregon's waters on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).  Her talk is part of the Cape...

Dec
27

Winter Whale Watch Week

December 27, 2018 - December 31, 2018, Yachats

Grey whale in a kelp forest. | Photo courtesy of ACS

The Winter Whale Watch Week will take place from December 27-31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with volunteers stationed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 HWY-101, Yachats).

More information to come soon.

For any questions, contact Tara...

Jan
9

Razor Clam Lecture

January 9, 2019, Cannon Beach

Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW
Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW

Clamming is a highly popular pastime on the north coast, so the July 9 lecture hosted by the Friends of Haystack Rock should find an eager audience.  Shellfish biologist Matt Hunter of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss...

Feb
13

Common Murre Lecture

February 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free...

Mar
13

Oregon's Black Oystercatchers Lecture

March 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

Apr
10

Puffin Lecture

April 10, 2019, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow
Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open to...

Past Events

Jul
28

Whale Watch Weekend

July 28, 2018, Depoe Bay

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

The seventh annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend will be held July 28-29.  The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) is hosting the event at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (about a mile north of Depoe Bay) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Jul
28

Intro to Freshwater Mussels & BioBlitz

July 28, 2018, Yachats

Freshwater mussels. | Photo from MidCoast Watershed Council

Freshwater mussels are experiencing a dramatic decline; 72% percent of North American freshwater mussels are considered extinct or imperiled. Emilie Blevins, Endangered Species Conservation Biologist and Freshwater Mussel Lead for...

Jul
27

Marbled Murrelet Camp-out & Community Survey

July 27, 2018 - July 28, 2018, Port Orford

Marbled murrelet in flight. | Photo from USFWS
Marbled murrelet in flight. | Photo from USFWS

Come learn about this elusive seabird of old growth forests at this educational camp-out and early morning field trip up Elk River co-sponsored by Kalmiopsis Audubon and Friends of Elk River. 

Friday, 7pm, Murrelets around the campfire, Sunshine...

Jul
26

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 26, 2018 - July 27, 2018, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.
Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.

This annual event (13 years now) starts with an evening program about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by a predawn on-the-ground survey the next morning. This is a unique opportunity to learn from top murrelet researchers...

Jul
25

Dead Bird Lecture

July 25, 2018, Charleston

Bird on Whale Cove beach with evidence of wire entanglement.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is offering a lecture entitled: The Secret Life of Dead Birds. The speaker is Raymond Glenn Ford, a research specialist with the University of California at Santa Cruz's Institute of...

Jul
20

Seabird Science Hike

July 20, 2018, Arch Cape

Oswald West State Park, between Manzanita and Arch Cape, is the gateway to the Cape Falcon Maine Reserve. Together, these areas create a corridor of conservation stretching from the land three miles into the sea. The Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and the Audubon Society of Portland...

Jul
19

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 19, 2018 - July 20, 2018, Yachats

Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweatshirt) leads a Marbled Murrelet survey in a previous year.
Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweatshirt) leads a Marbled Murrelet survey in a previous year.

This annual event (13 years now) starts with an evening program about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by a predawn on-the-ground survey the next morning. This is a unique opportunity...

Jul
19

Healthy Oceans Webinar

July 19, 2018

Kelp in New Zealand.
Seaweed. | Photo by Yvon Maurice.

Are you interested in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes policy? Are you finding the rapid policy changes and actions a bit overwhelming and unpalatable? Want to develop a deeper understanding of the current issues? You can seek to address these concerns by...

Jul
18

Imperiled Species Panel

July 18, 2018, Port Orford

Raft of sea otters.\Photo by David Sidle.
Raft of sea otters.\Photo by David Sidle.

Species that are no longer with us, and species that are at risk of disappearing, will be the theme of a panel discussion offered by Oregon Wild, "Lost and Imperiled Species of the Oregon Coast: An Exploration of Oregon's Iconic, Recovering, and...

Jul
18

Lecture on Russian Arctic

July 18, 2018, Charleston

The Russian Arctic. | Photo by Jan Hocek

Hydrobiologist Kirill Kotkin, from Moscow State University, will speak on Marine biological research in the Russian Arctic at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) on Wednesday, July 18, at 4 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium.

This is part...