Ocean Events

Aug
26

Rocky Habitat Meeting

August 26, 2019, Seal Rock

Rocky intertidal habitat with sea star.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council’s Rocky Habitat Working Group holds its next meeting on Monday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to allow plenty of time for discussion of the state’s newly rocky habitat management...

Sep
5

Talk on Our Changing Ocean

September 5, 2019, Newport

Intertidal researcher Heather Fulton-Bennett will speak on “Oregon’s Changing Ocean: What Kelp, Sea Stars, and Other Organisms Can Tell Us” on Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m. in Newport’s Visual Arts Center (777 N.W. Beach Dr.), Room 205.  The public is...

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...

Sep
20

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 20, 2019, Charleston

Red Knots at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The 33rd annual Oregon Shorebird Festival is being planned for Sept. 20-22.  As usual, it will be based at the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd. in Charleston).  Most details have not yet been published, but birders...

Sep
20

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

September 20, 2019, Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock and the beach through an artistic lens.\Photo by Byron Jose Sun.

Ecology as well as art will be the focus of the first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, which runs Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 at various locations around the city. The goal of the organizers is to...

Sep
26

Volunteer Appreciation at Cape Perpetua

September 26, 2019, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve at its northern boundary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Every fall, the organizations working to protect the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and its surrounding terrestrial environment gather for a volunteer appreciation night.  Current and prospective volunteers gather...

Past 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
22

Earth Day Climate Fair

April 22, 2019, Newport

A king tide, driven by sea level rise, swamps wetlands along the Yaquina River near Newport.\Photo by John Bauer.
A king tide, driven by sea level rise, swamps wetlands along the Yaquina River near Newport.\Photo by John Bauer.

What better time to address the greatest threat to the Earth than on Earth day.  On Earth Day, Monday, April 22, an Earth Day Climate Fair is being held beginning at 6:30 p.m. in...

Apr
20

Coos Science Fair

April 20, 2019, Coos Bay

Coos Bay's waterfront from the air.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.
Coos Bay's waterfront from the air.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

COOS (Celebration of Ocean Science) is hosting its 3rd annual Science Fair on the Boardwalk in downtown Coos Bay on Saturday, April 20, from noon to 2 p.m.

At this family-friendly event, you’ll have the opportunity learn from “a...

Apr
20

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

April 20, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Dave Ledig.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Dave Ledig.

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-noon, at Cannon Beach City Hall (163 E. Gower St.).  Those attending will learn about these elusive...

Apr
19

Lecture on Invertebrate Symbiosis

April 19, 2019, Charleston

anemone rena martin
Anemone. | Photo by Rena Martin.

Join Dr. Daphne Fautin from the University of Kansas for her seminar titled, "The truth about Nemo" on April 19th at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd, Charleston). Admission is free and all are welcome!

This is part of the Spring...

Apr
12

Barnacle Lifecycle Lecture

April 12, 2019, Charleston

Dr. George von Dassow
Dr. George von Dassow. | Photo courtesy of OIMB

Join Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's Dr. George von Dassow for his seminar titled, "The first few exciting hours in the otherwise boring lives of barnacles" on April 12th at 4:00 pm in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd,...

Apr
11

Talk on Larvae and Surf

April 11, 2019, Newport

Surf and rocky shore habitat.\Photo by Jeffergray.
Surf and rocky shore habitat.\Photo by Jeffergray.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) offers a series of research seminars, aimed primarily the scientists and students but open at no cost to the public.

As part of this series, oceanographer Alan Shanks of the Oregon Institute of Marine...