Ocean Events

Jul
6

BioBlitz at Cape Falcon

July 6, 2019, Manzanita

As part of this summer’s series of “BioBlitz” events, a number of local organizations have banded together to sponsor a BioBlitz at the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.  Participants will meet a 9 a.m. for a one-mile walk on Neahkahnie Beach, at the north...

Jul
6

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua

July 6, 2019, Yachats

 View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitors > Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitors > Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

As part of a series of “bioblitzes” being held this spring and summer at Oregon’s marine reserves, a bioblitz is planned for Cape Perpetua for Saturday, July 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Lead organizer is the Cape...

Jul
22

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 22, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Area Collaborative.

This annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 22, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey the...

Jul
29

Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 29, 2019, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet at sea.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

This summer's second round of this annual event (14 years now) starts with an evening program at the Yachats Commons (441 Hwy 101) on Monday, July 29, 6:30 p.m., about Marbled Murrelet biology and conservation, followed by an on-the-ground survey...

Sep
14

Fall Pelican Survey

September 14, 2019

 

Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey will be held Saturday, Sept. 14.  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these surveys offer volunteers a chance to...

Past Events

Jan
16

Rocky Shore Meeting

January 16, 2019, Salem

Rocky shores at Yachats.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Rocky shores at Yachats.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) has a special Rocky Shores Working Group, which is developing an updated set of policies for protecting Oregon’s tidepool and rocky intertidal areas.  The group’s next public meeting takes place...

Jan
15

Straws Film Screening

January 15, 2019, Portland

Courtesy of Surfrider Portland

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is hosting a free screening of STRAWS at Spirit of 77 Bar (500 NE Martin Luthur King Blvd., Portland) on Tuesday Jan. 15 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

STRAWS is a powerful documentary about plastic straws and other forms of...

Jan
10

Orca Lecture

January 10, 2019, Newport

Colleen Weiler and friends.
Colleen Weiler and friends.

It is a rare treat to view orcas—aka killer whales—off Oregon’s shores, but we do have them here.  The MidCoast Watersheds Council is providing an opportunity to learn more about them by hosting a talk by Colleen Weiler on “Orcas of the Oregon Coast” on Thursday,...

Jan
9

Razor Clam Lecture

January 9, 2019, Cannon Beach

Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW
Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW

Clamming is a highly popular pastime on the north coast, so the July 9 lecture hosted by the Friends of Haystack Rock should find an eager audience.  Shellfish biologist Matt Hunter of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss...

Dec
27

Winter Whale Watch Week

December 27, 2018 - December 31, 2018, Yachats

Grey whale in a kelp forest. | Photo courtesy of ACS

The Winter Whale Watch Week will take place from December 27-31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with volunteers stationed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 HWY-101, Yachats).

More information to come soon.

For any questions, contact Tara...

Dec
15

Presentation on Oregon's Orcas

December 15, 2018, Yachats

Orcas in Canada. | Photo by Rob Lott.

Whale conservationist Colleen Weiler will offer a presentation about the orcas found in Oregon's waters on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).  Her talk is part of the Cape...

Dec
13

US Ocean Policy Webinar

December 13, 2018

US Capitol building. | Photo courtesy of Architect from the Capitol.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-noon (Pacific Standard Time), the Ocean Conservancy will host a webinar to explore what November’s election and the incoming 116th Congress will mean for ocean policy. Attendees will also...

Dec
12

Zooplankton Lecture

December 12, 2018, Cannon Beach

Pseudocalanus female in a plankton sample. | Photo by Samantha Zeman.

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These...