Ocean Events

Dec
9

Marine Debris Survey

December 9, 2021, Yachats

Entrance to the Cape Cove Trail.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey and clean-up is conducted at Cove Beach, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at the Cove Beach Trail entrance on Hwy 101 (about three miles south of Yachats and the second pullout on the west...

Dec
15

Sea Turtles on Tap

December 15, 2021

Stranded Olive Ridley sea turtle.\Photo by Samual Gardner.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its Science on Tap series online.  The bad news is that you have to pour your own; the good news is that you can enjoy the talks without being in Newport.

On Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6...

Past Events

Jul
14

Murrelets around the Campfire

July 14, 2017, Port Orford

Marbled murrelet field trip flyer.
By Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Day 1 of the Marbled Murrelet Field Trip: Come learn about this magnificent seabird from locals who pioneered the effort to find and protect it, followed by an update on what's current with murrelets today by Max Beeken from the Redfrish Rocks Community...

Jul
14

Comment Deadline on Ocean Energy Rules

July 14, 2017

Experimental wave energy device in operation.
Experimental wave energy device in operation.

The Department of State Lands has initiated rulemaking to implement the requirements of recent administrative and legislative actions affecting the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in the territorial sea.  The public is invited to...

Jul
13

Volunteer Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 13, 2017, Yachats

 Volunteers on a previous Marbled Murrelet survey with Paul Engelmeyer (magenta sweatshirt).
Volunteers on a previous Marbled Murrelet survey with Paul Engelmeyer (magenta sweatshirt).

The Audubon Society of Portland is conducting two volunteer-based surveys for the endangered Marbled Murrelet on the central Oregon coast.  The first takes place July 13-14; the second occurs July...

Jul
13

NANOOS Workshop

July 13, 2017, Newport

Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems
Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems

The public is invited to a day-long workshop on July 13 in Newport intended to explain NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems) and seek feedback about its future uses. A partnership of over 40 entities,...

Jul
13

Lecture on Acidification

July 13, 2017, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.
Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

The upcoming NANOOS (Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems) workshop has added a public lecture.  See separate listing for information about the workshop.

Dr. Burke Hales, a professor in Oregon State University’s College of...

Jul
12

Seaweed Seminar

July 12, 2017, Charleston

Seaweeds on the Oregon Coast.
Seaweeds off the Oregon Coast. | Photo by Hannah Brandsma

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology hosts weekly seminars at the Boathouse Auditorium in Fall, Spring and Summer terms. Guest speakers report on their research to students and staff. Seminars cover a wide variety of marine topics...

Jul
11

Portland Action Day Cleanup

July 11, 2017, Portland

Surfrider volunteers meeting before paddleboarding in Oregon.
Photo by Surfrider Portland

Surfrider Portland is hosting their annual Portland Action Day event / sun-filled social / beach cleanup.

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation's mission is to "keep it clean upstream" to prevent pollution from reaching the ocean and the North Coast...

Jul
6

Information Meeting on Ocean Renewable Energy

July 6, 2017, Portland

Experimental wave energy device in operation.
Experimental wave energy device in operation.

The Department of State Lands is holding a public meeting to provide information on its rulemaking process to implement the requirements of recent administrative and legislative actions affecting the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in...