Ocean Events

Oct
27

Salmon Restoration Symposium

October 27, 2021, Ocean Shores

Sockeye salmon spawning.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The 2021 Coast Region Symposium will be held in Ocean Shores, Washington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27.  The theme is “Restoration to Resilience:  Salmon Habitat in a Changing Climate.”  The event is free and open to all, but...

Oct
28

State of the Coast Conference

October 28, 2021

Fishing vessel at sea.\Photo by Jon Harvey.

The annual State of the Coast Conference takes place online again this year, Oct. 28-29.  The event, sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, is free, but registration is required.  To register, go here.

The conference features an array of short talks,...

Oct
28

Seminar on Sustainable Fisheries

October 28, 2021

Newport's fishing fleet.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s presentation, on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m., deals with fisheries.  The event is free and open to all.

The speakers are Jessica Watson and Greg...

Oct
29

State of the Coast Conference—Second Day

October 29, 2021

The annual State of the Coast Conference takes place online again this year, Oct. 28-29.  The event, sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, is free, but registration is required.  To register, go here.

The conference features an array of short talks, providing updates on...

Nov
6

Orca Talk

November 6, 2021

The American Cetacean Society, Oregon Chapter, presents a talk on orcas, aka killer whales, off our coast on Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. 

The speaker is Josh McInnes, a Master degree student at the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries...

Nov
9

Talk on Archaeology and Sea Otters

November 9, 2021

Sea otters at sea.\Photo courtesy of the Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is offering a series of Young Scientist Webinars, featuring graduate students and postdoctoral researchers sharing the new research they are doing.  The series runs through April on the...

Nov
9

Marine Reserves on Tap

November 9, 2021

 

North boundary of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series is still online.  The upside is that these presentations are available everywhere; the downside is that you have to pour your own.

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 6...

Past Events

Apr
29

Shrimp Story

April 29, 2021

Pandalid shrimp.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Shrimp are a significant catch in Oregon, so something affecting them can affect the fishing community.  On Thursday, April 29, 3:30 p.m., the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series will host a talk on a parasite affecting the shrimp...

Apr
29

Brown Pelican Survey Training

April 29, 2021

Brown Pelican in flight.\Photo by Mick Thompson.

Although the Brown Pelican was removed from the Endangered Species List in 2009, new threats are challenging this bird’s survival. Citizen science surveys help to define the distribution and abundance of Brown Pelicans and track shifts in...

Apr
22

Basket Star Seminar

April 22, 2021

Photo of basket star by MacKenna Hainey.

Ophiuroids, among which are the basket stars, are not only strange to most of us, but relatively little known to science as well.  MacKenna Hainey of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) will make these creatures better known to her audience as she speaks on “Research on an Oregon...

Apr
20

Sea Otter Restoration Talk

April 20, 2021

The Elakha Alliance exists to explore the possibilities for restoring sea otters—extinct in this state for more than a century—to Oregon’s marine ecosystems.  The group advocates for research into the biological implications.  But the prospect of restoration has cultural implications as well.

On...

Apr
20

Presentation on Algal Blooms

April 20, 2021

Purple tide.\Photo by Andre' Hagestedt.

We have yet to return to the days when science-lovers could gather to hoist a beer while learning about the latest research.  Nevertheless, the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series persists online.  You have to BYOB, but the virtual...

Apr
20

Lecture on Coastal Habitat Loss

April 20, 2021

Mudflat meets eelgrass bed.\Photo by Mike Graybill.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is presenting its spring Seminar Series online this year. Most of the lectures take place at 1 p.m. on Fridays.  However, the special spring seminar coming up will be held on Tuesday, April 20,...

Apr
19

Marine Debris Survey

April 19, 2021

Entrance to Cape Cove trail, site of marine debris survey.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  It is still taking place, with Covid-era precautions (masks are worn).  New volunteers are welcome to join the survey, on...

Apr
16

Lecture on Marine Disease

April 16, 2021

Sea star with wasting syndrom.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) presents its spring Seminar Series, for the most part at 1 p.m. on Fridays.  Next up is Alyssa Gehman of the University of British Columbia, speaking on “Marine disease ecology in a changing environment” at 1 p.m....

Apr
15

Seminar on Public Coastal Perceptions

April 15, 2021

 

Surveying the public concerning marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Thursday research seminar series departs from scientific results to consider public opinion on Thursday, April 15, 3:30 p.m., with a presentation on “Public Perceptions of...