Ocean Events


Talk on Invasive Crabs

January 19, 2022

European green crab.|Photo courtesy of University of Washington.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series continues, pandemic or no pandemic.  You have to pour your own at home, but on the upside, you can pull up a chair anywhere.

The next in the series takes place on...


Open House for Fish and Wildlife

January 26, 2022

Black oystercatchers, mother and chick, a species of conservation concern on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites the public to a virtual Conservation Open House—the first of five this year—to discuss issues involving...


Sea Otter Update

February 2, 2022

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

Oregon Wild will host “A Deep Dive into the Sea Otter Feasibility Study” on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker will be a representative (TBA) from the Elakha Alliance, which works toward restoring sea otters...


Webinar on Marine Protected Area Design

February 8, 2022

Research taking place at Oregons Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Those interested in how we design marine protected areas, including marine reserves, may be interested in a webinar on “Marine Connectivity Conservation ‘Rules of Thumb’ for MPA and MPA Network Design,”...

Past Events


Talk on Mud Shrimp Survival

March 2, 2017, Newport

 Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.
Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.

The public is invited to a presentation by John Chapman at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday March 2nd, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about threats to native mud shrimp, the original ecosystem engineers of Oregon estuaries....


Marine Mammal Stranding Talk

February 16, 2017, Newport

Scientists and volunteers swarm stranded whale carcass.
Scientists and volunteers swarm stranded whale carcass.

Jim Rice, Stranding Coordinator for the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network, will speak on how stranding events offer a wealth of information to researchers and resource managers at the next meeting of the Yaquina Birders and...


Webinar on Marine Spatial Planning

February 2, 2017

Photo of proposed multi-turbid floating wind platform in the North Atlantic.
Proposed multi-turbid floating wind platform design for the North Atlantic.

Under the National Ocean Policy Act, state and regional ocean planning bodies around the US are mandated to conduct marine spatial planning efforts. These are particularly focused on guiding offshore renewable energy...


Seminar on Ocean Acidification

January 28, 2017, Charleston

Climate change brings not only sea level rise, but also ocean acidification.
Climate change brings not only sea level rise, as here at Hug Point during a King Tide, but also ocean acidification. Photo courtesy of Oregon King Tide Project.

Julie Schram and Reyn Yoshioka will discuss what ocean acidification is and how it influences and affects marine organisms in a...


Speakers on Whales and Murrelets

January 21, 2017, Newport

 Gray whale breaching. Photo by Era Horton.


Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society invites the public to join them for the next even in their speaker series on Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m. in the Newport Public Library (35 Nye St.).

There will be two speakers.  Era Horton, an ACS Oregon Chapter member, will present photos from...


Gray Whale Presentation in Seaside

January 18, 2017, Seaside

Florence Sullivan. Photo courtesy of NCLC.
Florence Sullivan. Photo courtesy of NCLC.

Marine ecologist Florence Sullivan will speak on “Inside Gray Whales” at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.) on Wednesday, January 18, 6-8 p.m.  The free public talk is part of the Listening to the Land lecture series sponsored by the...


Hearing on Ocean Energy Siting

January 17, 2017, Salem

Photo of \"Oyster" wave energy device in operation.
"Oyster" wave energy device in operation.

As the state of Oregon moves toward the final stages of planning for wave energy and other ocean renewable energy projects, the public is invited to comment on proposed rules for siting these devices in Oregon’s Territorial Sea.  The Department of...


Talk on Blue Water Task Force

January 5, 2017, Newport

Photo of Vince Pappalardo.
Vince Pappalardo.

The public is invited to a presentation by Vince Pappalardo at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday, January 5, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about the Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force. His talk will be held in the public meeting room at the...


Comment on Offshore Resource Development

December 30, 2016

Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for ensuring that effects on the natural and human environment are taken into consideration during the leasing and development of oil, natural gas, renewable energy and marine mineral resources on the on the...


Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Gray Whales

December 3, 2016, Newport

Photo of Gray Whales at Depoe Bay by Era Horton.
Gray Whales at Depoe Bay. Photo by Era Horton.

At the next meeting of the American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter, the topic will be “Above, Below and Inside Oregon Gray Whales!”  The event takes place Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m., at the Newport Public Library (35 NW Nye).  It is free and...