Ocean Events

May
26

Seminar on Migration

May 26, 2022

 

Steelhead.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series has moved back to fully remote.  The next virtual seminar will focus on migration.  The event takes place on Thursday May 26, at 3:30 p.m.

The speaker is Will Hemstrom, a doctoral researcher in the Department of Evolution and Ecology...

Jun
4

Lecture on Interpretation

June 4, 2022

 

Whale Watch at Cape Ferrelo.\Photo by Jean DeCato.
Whale Watch at Cape Ferrelo.\Photo by Jean DeCato

Joy Primrose, current president of the American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter, will give an online talk on “Interpretation: An Important Skill for Naturalists,” on Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Primrose will...

Past Events

Jan
10

Marine Board Considers Wakes

January 10, 2018, Salem

Boats and jet skis on the Salmon River, and their wakes, have been the subject of controversy. Photo by Jack Doyle.
Boats and jet skis on the Salmon River, and their wakes, have been the subject of controversy. Photo by Jack Doyle.

The Oregon State Marine Board is holding their quarterly board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The meeting, beginning at 9 a.m., takes place in Salem at the Oregon Department of...

Jan
8

Deadline for Sea Lion Comments

January 8, 2018

Sea lions.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
Sea lions.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is accepting public comments, through close of business Jan. 8, on a request by the states of Oregon, Washington, and California for permission to trap and kill California sea lions.  The states want...

Dec
13

Puffin Study Lecture

December 13, 2017, Cannon Beach

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

"The World of Haystack Rock" is a free community lecture series that is co-sponsored by the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library. The lecture series is held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to April, 7 p.m. - 8:30...

Dec
9

North Pacific Gray Whale Talk

December 9, 2017, Yachats

Gray whale.
Gray whale breaching. | Photo by Merrill Gosho (NOAA)

Fall on the central Oregon coast brings with it free educational presentations and events at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. In addition to the hiking, tidepooling, and exploring always available, visitors can enjoy a variety of...

Nov
29

Science on Tap - Tsunami Travellers

November 29, 2017, Newport

Dr. Jessica Miller will be the featured speaker at the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap event on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m.,  at the Rogue Brewery's South Beach location (2030 Marine Science Dr.) in Newport.  

Dr. Miller’s talk, "Tsunami travellers: what have we learned from a...

Nov
18

Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Research Talk

November 18, 2017, Yachats

Oysters.
More acidic seawater is corrosive and contains less of the minerals that oysters need to build their shells. | Photo by Marc Dewey, Taylor Shellfish

Fall on the central Oregon coast brings with it free educational presentations and events at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. In addition to...

Nov
18

Birding Trip: Raptors & Waterbirds

November 18, 2017, Newport

Hawk. | Photo by Ram Papish
Hawk. | Photo by Ram Papish

The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists invite you to join their field trip that begins at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). Lead by Chuck Philo, you will explore Yaquina Bay and the woodlands of South Beach which provide a wintering area for birds of prey...

Nov
17

Acorn Barnacle Seminar

November 17, 2017, Charleston

Acorn Barnacles.
Acorn Barnacles. | Photo by Dave Cowles

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Seminar Series continues with a talk from their very own student, Eleanor Lamont of the University of Oregon (M.S. Defense). She will be leading a lecture titled, “Swimming kinematics and thoracic appendage...