Ocean Events

Feb
18

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 18, 2020, Cannon Beach

Rocky shores near Cannon Beach.\Photo by Mark Stalcup.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal Management Program...

Feb
19

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 19, 2020, Coos Bay

Rocky shores at Sunset Bay, near Coos Bay.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal...

Feb
19

Oystercatcher Talk

February 19, 2020, Seaside

Black Oystercatchers at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Learn about the black oystercatcher, a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats, in a talk sponsored by the Necanicum Watershed Council on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public...

Feb
21

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Webinar

February 21, 2020

Rocky intertidal habitat at Strawberry Hill.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal...

Mar
3

Marine Reserves Workshop

March 3, 2020 - March 4, 2020, Corvallis

Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Nature Conservancy is hosting the Oregon Marine Reserves Size and Spacing Workshop in Corvallis on March 3-4. It takes place in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center (725 S.W. 26th St.) in Corvallis.  The agenda and exact times have not yet been...

Mar
3

Film Showing on Plastics

March 3, 2020, Salem

Marine debris, mostly plastic, collected on one CoastWatch walk in Netarts.

A number of recycling and conservation organizations are joining forces to sponsor a showing of the film “The Story of Plastic” on Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6), at the Historic Grand Theater (191...

Mar
5

Marine Debris Survey

March 5, 2020, Yachats

Volunteer gathers marine debris at Cape Cove.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats) in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m....

Mar
10

Presentation on Sea Otters

March 10, 2020, Gold Beach

Sea otter and pup.\Photo by Eleanor Solomon.

Bob Bailey, president of the Elakha Alliance, will speak about the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St.) in Gold Beach.  The talk is free and open to all.

Bailey,...

Mar
11

Marine Mammal Lecture

March 11, 2020, Cannon Beach

Seal pup yawning.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on marine mammals on the Oregon coast, when Debbie Duffield speaks on “Current Trends of Marine Mammals along the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday,...

Mar
20

Rocky Habitat Working Group Meeting

March 20, 2020, Newport

Rocky shore habitat at low tide.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The current public comment period on the draft of the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy ends on March 1.  After taking some time to consider the comments, the Rocky Habitat Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory...

Apr
8

Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet Essley on “Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon:  What We Can Learn from Sandpipers.”  The event, free and open to...

Past Events

Jul
24

Talk on Crab Research

July 24, 2019, Charleston

Juvenile Dungeness crab--not the blue eye!\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Sarah Henkel, a benthic ecologist based at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, will speak on “Tracking Crabs: A Highly Collaborative Scientific and Law Enforcement Adventure,” as part of the Summer...

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
19

Marine Mammal Stranding Talk

July 19, 2019, Port Orford

Beached whale in Curry Count.\Photo by Bill Krause.

Jim Rice, who directs the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network, will speak in Port Orford about marine mammal stranding.  He will no doubt offer insights into the current mortality event causing a large number of beaching of gray whales...

Jul
17

Lecture on Managing Marine Protected Areas

July 17, 2019, Charleston

Cascade Head Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of their Summer Seminar Series, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) presents a talk by Will White of Oregon State University on “Linking Models and Data for Adaptive Management of Marine Protected Areas.”  The talk takes...

Jul
17

Comment Session on Ocean Acidification

July 17, 2019

The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) is seeking public comment on their proposed Oregon’s DRAFT Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan. This OAH Action Plan was developed in recognition of the acidification and hypoxia impacts that we see today, in...

Jul
10

Lecture on Coral and Environmental Collapse

July 10, 2019, Charleston

Katherine Muzik and her favorite research subject, Ellisella coral.

Coral expert Katherine Muzik will speak on “Coral Studies and Worldwide Environmental Collapse. Now What?” as part of the Summer Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd.) in Charleston. ...

Jul
9

Acidification Comment Deadline

July 9, 2019

The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) is seeking public comment on their proposed Oregon’s DRAFT Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan. This OAH Action Plan was developed in recognition of the acidification and hypoxia impacts that we see today, in...