Ocean Events


Humpback Whale Talk

January 18, 2020, Newport

Humpback whale breaching.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

Karen Lohman, a graduate student in the Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory at Oregon State University, will be speak on "Where are the breeding grounds of the West Coast's humpback whales?" as part of the American Cetacean...


Crab Research Talk

January 29, 2020, Seaside

Crab in hand.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The “Listening to the Land” speaker series kicks off its 2020 season on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., with a presentation by marine ecologist Sarah Henkel entitled "Listening to the Crabs.”  Dr. Henkel is an associate professor in Oregon State University’s...


Orca Lecture

February 12, 2020, Cannon Beach

Colleen Weiler and orcas.

The Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series turns its sights on “killer whales.”   Colleen Weiler will speak on “Orcas of the Oregon Coast.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock...


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...


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,...


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


Remote Rocky Shores Meeting

July 9, 2019

Rocky intertidal research in progress.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The process of revising Oregon’s regulations protecting rocky shore habitats continues.  With the basic draft of the new management strategy in place, the Rocky Habitat* Working Group of the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council...


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...


BioBlitz at Cape Falcon

July 6, 2019, Manzanita

Neahkahnie Beach.\Photo courtesy of Friends of Cape Falcon.

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...


BioBlitz at Otter Rock

July 5, 2019, Otter Rock

Not all BioBlitz activities require this much athleticism! Surveying tidepools at Otter Rock.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of this summer’s series of “BioBlitzes” at Oregon’s marine reserve areas, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is sponsoring a bioblitz event at the Otter Rock Marine Reserve on...


Orca Pub Talk

June 19, 2019, Portland

Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

In recognition of Orca Action Month, Laurie Weitkamp of NOAA Fisheries will speak on “The mysteries of salmon in marine environments: what we do (and don't) know” on Thursday, June 19, at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub (915 S.E. Hawthorne) in Portland—a...


Panel Discussion on Ocean and Climate Change

June 14, 2019, Astoria

Oregon's ocean, where it meets the Nehalem Spit.\Photo by Dennis Hoffman.

Politics, science, and climate change mix when U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici hosts a panel discussion on “Our Oceans and Climate Change” on Friday, June 14, 5 p.m. at the Barbey Maritime Center (1792 Marine Dr.) in...