Ocean Events

Apr
26

Seminar on Microbial Importance in an Ecosystem

April 26, 2019, Charleston

Dr. Roxanne A. Beinart.
Dr. Roxanne A. Beinart. | Photo courtesy of University of Rhode Island.

Join University of Rhode Island's Dr. Roxanne Beinart for her seminar titled, "Linking microbial symbiont activity to ecosystem processes" on April 26th at 4:00 pm in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd,...

Apr
27

Oswald West Action Day

April 27, 2019, Arch Cape

Oswald West Action Day 2019

Join Surfrider Portland, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and Oregon State Parks for a morning filled with community service to give back to our beautiful Oregon coast on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. They will be hosting a beach cleanup along with some restoration...

Apr
27

Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

April 27, 2019, Tillamook

Plastic bags choke waterways and the sea, and threaten wildlife.
Plastic bags choke waterways and the sea, and threaten wildlife.

The Tillamook County Master Recyclers are sponsoring a Plastic Pollution Awareness Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 2nd St. Plaza in the city of Tillamook.  Everyone is welcome. 

A rally from noon to 1...

Apr
29

Open House on Navy Training Plan

April 29, 2019, Astoria

Rough seas ahead under Navy bombardment.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Rough seas ahead under Navy bombardment.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

If you didn’t know, the U.S. Navy practices for war in the ocean off Oregon (and from northern California to Southeast Alaska).  The Navy’s “Northwest Training and Testing” plan is now up for review.  The Navy seeks to renew...

Apr
30

Open House on Navy Training Plan

April 30, 2019, Newport

 Seascape--Oregon's peaceful waters.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
Seascape--Oregon's peaceful waters.\Photo by Gregory Henton.

If you didn’t know, the U.S. Navy practices for war in the ocean off Oregon (and from northern California to Southeast Alaska).  The Navy’s “Northwest Training and Testing” plan is now up for review.  The Navy seeks to renew its...

May
3

Seminar on Marine Worms

May 3, 2019, Charleston

Bloodworm. | Photo courtesy from Cool Galapagos

Join Dr. Neva Meyer, from Clark University, who will be giving a talk titled, "Neural fate specification in the annelid Capitella teleta and implications for nervous system evolution" on May 3rd at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium...

May
4

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 4, 2019, Newport

 Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-noon, in the meeting room of the Newport office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2127 S.E....

May
8

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 8, 2019, Port Orford

 

Black Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., at Oregon State University’s Port Orford Field Station (444 Jackson St.).  Those...

May
10

Seminar on Larval Dispersal

May 10, 2019, Charleston

Larvae from Fuch's Lab work. | Photo courtesy of Rutgers University.

Join Dr. Heidi Fuchs, from Rutgers University, who will be giving a seminar titled, "Waves and turbulance as navigational signals for dispersing larvae" on May 10th at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat...

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
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
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
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...

Jun
1

Seabird Nest Monitoring Training

June 1, 2019, Yachats

 Pelagic cormorants feeding their young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelagic cormorants feeding their young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Portland Audubon, along with local partners, conducts a seabird nest colony monitoring project at several locations on the coast, including Cape Perpetua, Heceta Head, and the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, along with nearby...

Jun
7

Lecture on Dungeness Crabs

June 7, 2019, Charleston

Dr. Alan Shanks and research assistant.
Dr. Alan Shanks and research assistant.
Alan Shanks, a professor at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), will cap the Spring Seminar Series with the annual Public Lecture.  Speaking at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 7, in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium, Shanks will address “Dungeness...
Sep
14

Fall Pelican Survey

September 14, 2019

 

Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey will be held Saturday, Sept. 14.  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these surveys offer volunteers a chance to...

Past Events

Oct
26

Talk on Coral and Climate Change

October 26, 2018, Charleston

Great Barrier Reef. | Photo by Chanel Hason

Dr. Mikhail Matz, from the University of Texas at Austin, will be giving a talk titled, "Epigenetics, schmepigenetics: What DNA methylation actually does when conditions change" on Friday, Oct 26, at 4 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse...

Oct
25

Cape Falcon Reserve Planning Workshop

October 25, 2018, Manzanita

 Research divers at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Research divers at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Marine Reserves Program of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is launching a site management planning process for the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.  The public is invited to a series of three workshops,...

Oct
24

Marine Reserves Research Information Session

October 24, 2018, Depoe Bay

Research underway at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Research underway at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Reserves Program is inviting the public to a casual session on the research being done in Oregon’s marine reserves—and offering a free slice of pizza as an...

Oct
23

Marine Reserves Research Information Session

October 23, 2018, Newport

 Equipment used in marine reserves research.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Equipment used in marine reserves research.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Reserves Program is inviting the public to a casual session on the research being done in Oregon’s marine reserves—and offering a free slice of pizza as an inducement.

From...

Oct
22

Razor Clam Protection Meeting

October 22, 2018, Seaside

Razor clams collected on the Oregon coast. | Photo courtesy from The Oregonian

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a meeting discussing Clatsop County’s razor clam season on Monday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center (415 First...

Oct
20

Bullards Beach Hike

October 20, 2018, Bandon

Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards Beach State Park. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a 5.4 mile hike along the trails at Bullards Beach State Park on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to around 12:30 p.m. Meet them in the parking lot across from the Meeting Hall Yurt inside...

Oct
20

Photography On The Bay

October 20, 2018, Netarts

Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS is hosting a FREE course for emerging landscape and nature photographers on October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is taking place in the Netarts Bay area, you must register for complete details.The class will emphasize the basics of photography and will...

Oct
20

Marine Disease Summit

October 20, 2018, Portland

Sea star with wasting syndrome.\Photo by Jim Young.
Sea star with wasting syndrome.\Photo by Jim Young.

Marine disease outbreaks and other mass mortalities are on the rise due to climate change and other human activities.   A workshop and strategic planning session on Marine Disease Outbreaks is being organized for Saturday, Oct. 20, in...

Oct
19

Seminar on Australian Seagrass

October 19, 2018, Charleston

Australian sea grass bed. | Photo courtesy of Deltares

Dr. Brooke Sullivan, from the University of Washington, will be giving a talk titled, "Cultivation of temperate Australian seagrass: Implications for resilience and restoration" on Friday (Oct 19) at 4 pm in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium...