Ocean Events

Jun
22

Marine Reserves BioBlitz Training

June 22, 2021

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

Those interested in learning more about one of Oregon’s marine reserves while contributing to science are encouraged to participate in this year’s round of BioBlitzes focusing on Oregon’s five marine reserves.

A BioBlitz is a volunteer-based...

Jun
24

Kelp and Urchin Webinar

June 24, 2021

Purple urchin barren destroying kelp.\Photo by Kate Vylet.

The Elakha Alliance presents a webinar on the relationship between purple urchins and kelp on Thursday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

“Dive into a Changing Ecosystem: Kelp Forests & Urchin Barrens” features...

Jul
14

Tufted Puffin Talk

July 14, 2021

Tufted Puffins in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Friends of Haystack Rock group is extended its usual winter-to-spring speaker series into the summer this year.  On Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m., the featured speaker will be Shawn Stephenson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...

Past Events

Dec
10

Seminar on Migration

December 10, 2020

Whimbrel passing through Del Rey Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday seminar series has moved online for the duration of the pandemic.  Next up is a talk on migration by M. Renee Bellinger, Hawai'i Cooperative Studies Unit, Adjunct Assistant...

Dec
10

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

December 10, 2020

Rocky shore and pigeon guillemots.\Phot courtesy of OPRD.

The Rocky Habitat Working Group of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, Dec. 10, 8-11 a.m., online.  The chief topic of discussion is the evaluation process for the currently ongoing site designation process under...

Dec
9

Eelgrass Talk

December 9, 2020

Eelgrass in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

The Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS (Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea) are sponsoring a talk about eelgrass by Tony D’Andrea.  The event, free and open to all takes place online on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.

A flowering aquatic plant, eelgrass is...

Dec
5

Surrogate Whale Watch Presentation

December 5, 2020

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

In normal winters, we would be fast approaching Whale Watch Week, and State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here program would be gearing up.  But it is 2020, we’re back to a coronavirus “freeze,” and there will be no public whale-oriented...

Nov
23

Abalone Book Talk

November 23, 2020

Endangered black abalone.\Photo courtesy of MARINe

Ann Vileisis will discuss her new book, “Abalone:  the remarkable history and uncertain future of California’s iconic shellfish,” in an online talk on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.  The event is hosted by the Oregon State University Port Orford...

Nov
19

Land-Sea Symposium

November 19, 2020

Rocky habitat where land meets sea at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

The 8th annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 19.  This year, for the usual reasons, activities will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. online rather than on the scene.

The Cape Perpetua...