Ocean Events


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...


Seminar on California Current

January 27, 2022

Black-footed albatross, a denizen of the California Current.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its Thursday research seminar series online.  This week’s talk concerns the California Current, the large marine ecosystem off Oregon’s shore.  Presenter...


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


Webinar on California Current

June 24, 2021

Common Murre colony at Yaquina Head. Seabirds like these depend on the California Current.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online, with a talk on the California current, the “large ecosystem” off our shores, on...


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...


Orca Webinar

June 19, 2021

Orca pod.\Photo courtesy of NMFS.

The American Cetacean Society—Oregon Chapter hosts a webinar by noted field biologist Alexandra Morton on Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all, but registration is required.

Morton has been studying the Northern Resident Killer...


Webinar on Gray Whale Genetics

June 10, 2021

Gray whale at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday seminar series continues online.  Coming up next is a webinar on the ever-popular topic of whales.  The speaker is Aimee R. Lang of the Marine Mammal and Turtle Division of the Southwest Fisheries...


Tufted Puffin Talk

June 9, 2021

Tufted Puffins near nest on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe, Friends of Haystack Rock.

The Friends of Haystack Rock group is extended its usual winter-to-spring speaker series into the summer this year.  On Wednesday, June 9, 7 p.m., the featured speakers will be Amy Eberling and...


Seabird Nest Monitor Training

June 5, 2021

Brandt's Cormorant nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The citizen science project that involves monitoring seabird nesting colonies continues this year, under some different pandemic protocols.  If you care about seabirds and would like to consider participating, an online...


Webinar on Global Change

June 3, 2021

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.\Photo by Jason Waicunas.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  The next topic is broad indeed:  ‘Ecological and evolutionary responses to global change across realms.”  The free public event takes place on Thursday, June...