Ocean Events


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...


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


Coho Restoration Tour

June 10, 2017, Seal Rock

Image of a Coho fry on the Oregon Coast.
Coho fry on the Oregon Coast. | Photo by Conrad Gowell

District Coordinator Paul Engelmeyer of the Native Fish Society will lead a series of free tours, open to the public, to discuss the recently released Federal Coho Recovery plan. During the field trips attendees will view high quality...


World Oceans Day Hike

June 8, 2017

The view from Neahkahnie. Photo by Justin Knott.
The view from Neahkahnie. Photo by Justin Knott.

Three coastal conservation groups—Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, and North Coast Land Conservancy—have joined forces to sponsor a hike to the summit of Neahkahnie Mountain in observance of World Oceans...


World Oceans Day

June 8, 2017

In 2008, the United Nations officially recognized June 8 as the annual World Oceans Day.  Events are held around the world, coordinated by The Ocean Project:  http://www.worldoceansday.org/about.

A calendar of events isn’t available yet, but mark your calendars and watch this space.



Seabird Nest Colony Monitoring

June 4, 2017, Cannon Beach

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres, perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley

Do you like seabirds and care about their welfare? Join a volunteer opportunity to monitor seabird nests at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve & at Haystack Rock.  The Audubon Society of Portland, Friends of Cape Falcon, Haystack Rock Awareness...


National Trails Day: Cape Perpetua

June 3, 2017, Yachats

National Trails Day 2017 hike poster.
Credit: Yachats Trails

Join the Yachat Trails as they lead three separate guided hikes, suitable for all abilities and ages, at Cape Perpetua. Participants should meet at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center at 9 a.m. For more information contact Joanne KittelThere is no need to sign up for...


Ocean Planning Webinar

June 2, 2017

Gazing out to sea from Yaquina Head. Photo by Alex Derr.
Gazing out to sea from Yaquina Head. Photo by Alex Derr.

Established in 2015, the West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB) is a partnership between federally-recognized tribes, federal government agencies, and the states of Washington, Oregon and California focused on enhanced coordination...


Salp Seminar

June 2, 2017, Charleston

 Salp (thetis vagina) washed up on beach. Photo by Steve Morey.
Salp (thetis vagina) washed up on beach. Photo by Steve Morey.

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s spring seminar series, Dr. Kelly Sutherland will speak on “All Together Now?  The coordination of multiple swimming jets by salps and siphonophores.”  Pretty sciency, but...


Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership

May 31, 2017, Newport

Image of Clay Creek in Oregon.
Clay Creek | Photo courtesy of BLM

First Timers – If this is your first Partnership meeting, you are asked to arrive at 3:30 p.m. for an orientation.  For information about the origins and purpose of the Partnership, see our earlier article.  

At the May 31 meeting, they will wrap up Step One...


Cape Perpetua BioBlitz, Day 2

May 27, 2017, Yachats

Image of the Oregon Beach Bill 50th Annivsersary BioBlitz schedule.

This is the second day of the Cape Perpetua BioBlitz, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary year of the Oregon Beach Bill, which reserved the entire Oregon shoreline for the public.  (The event kicked off with a Friday afternoon talk on sea star wasting--see listing for May 26.) ...