Ocean Events

Feb
2

Lecture on Aquaculture Trends

February 2, 2023, Newport

Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.
Students of the Brady Lab conducting field work. /Photo courtesy of University of Maine.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Damian Brady, an Agatha B. Darling Associate Professor of Oceanography at the University of Maine, to...

Feb
2

Climate Change and Oregon's Rocky Shores

February 2, 2023, Newport

Tidepool life.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Midcoast Watersheds Council will hold its first in-person community meeting (remote option available) on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

This month's featured guest is Dr. Bruce Menge, who will share his work on long-term ecological research and how...

Feb
8

Science Pub: Kelp Restoration

February 8, 2023, Pacific City

Tom Calvanese holding purple sea urchins. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Tom Calvanese holding purple sea urchins. /Photo courtesy of OSU

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m., the Audubon Society of Lincoln City will host a Science Pub night at Pelican Brewing Company (33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City) featuring Oregon Kelp Alliance.

About the event:

"We are...

Feb
8

Lecture on Sea Otters

February 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.
A raft of sea otters. /Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Wednesday, Feb 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Michelle St. Martin, the Marine Conservation Coordinator...

Feb
9

Lecture on Climate and Fish Distribution

February 9, 2023, Newport

Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures
Spawning salmon. /Photo by Michel Roggo/NPL/Minden Pictures

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Lorenzo Ciannelli, principal investigator in the Fisheries Oceanography Lab at Oregon State University, to discuss his research on...

Feb
16

Lecture on Coastal Modeling

February 16, 2023, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Merrick Haller, a Professor of  Civil & Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, to discuss their research on the Newport Model...

Mar
8

Lecture on Transient Orcas

March 8, 2023, Cannon Beach

Orcas in Canada. /Photo by Rob Lott.

On Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's lecture will be by Josh McInnes on his work studying transient killer whales off the...

Mar
14

Webinar on Harmful Algal Blooms

March 14, 2023

Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Harmful algal bloom on Klamath River reservoir. /Photo courtesy of OSU

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a series of webinars called "Young Scientists and Wave Makers" to highlight students and early career professionals conducting meaningful conservation research. The webinar on...

Mar
15

Talk on Oregon Marine Reserves

March 15, 2023, Lincoln City

Cape Arago Lighthouse. /Photo by Daniel Holihan via Wikimedia

The Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City) hosts Dr. Lindsay Aylesworth for a talk titled "A Deeper Dive into Oregon’s Marine Reserves, celebrating the first ten years of Oregon’s marine reserves program."...

Past Events

Jul
17

Art and Science Presentation on Sea Otters

July 17, 2022, Lincoln City

A sea otter floating among the kelp. /photo by David Gwilliam
A sea otter floating among the kelp. /photo by David Gwilliam

The Cascade Head Biosphere Collaborative (CHBC) is hosting its second annual “Art on the Beach” weekend on July 16-18. This event celebrates community science and artistic expression to raise awareness for conservation efforts in...

Jul
13

Seminar on Tsunami Debris and Invasive Species

July 13, 2022, Charleston

Japanese sea slugs that washed ashore in Oregon in 2015/ photo by John Chapman
Japanese sea slugs that washed ashore in Oregon in 2015/ photo by John Chapman

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) invites the public to hear world-renowned biologist Dr. Jim Carlton speak about his research. Dr. Carlton is the leading expert in the field of marine bioinvasions and...

Jul
13

Marine Reserves Day at Aquarium

July 13, 2022, Newport

A scientist surveys the tide pool ecosystem at Otter Rock Marine Reserve /photo courtesy of ODFW
A scientist surveys the tide pool ecosystem at Otter Rock Marine Reserve /photo courtesy of ODFW

To celebrate the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnerships' (OMRP) 10th anniversary, the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is hosting Oregon Marine Reserves Day on Wednesday, July 13. Oregon Shores is...

Jul
7

Seminar on Wildlife Trafficking

July 7, 2022, Newport

 

Vaquitas.
Vaquitas.\Photo courtesy of NOAA
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, July 7, 3:30 p.m., with a seminar on “Black and Blue Markets: Illegal wildlife trafficking, lack of legal economic alternatives, and the plight of the vaquita porpoise, the...
Jun
30

Seminar on Soviet Whaling

June 30, 2022, Newport

 

 

Whale fluke.
Whale fluke.\Photo by Dennis White.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues on Thursday, June 30, 3:30 p.m., with a seminar on whaling in the Soviet era.  These talks are now delivered in hybrid fashion.  The events can be attended in person in the auditorium...
Jun
28

Offshore Wind Comment Deadline

June 28, 2022

 

Close-up of offshore wind turbine.
Close-up of offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated two “call areas” for siting offshore wind energy turbines off Oregon’s coast (west of Coos Bay and Brookings).  Once these areas have been confirmed after a comment...

Jun
23

Seminar on Marine Photography

June 23, 2022, Newport

 

Underwater photo of diver and sea turtle.
Underwater photo of diver and sea turtle.\Photo courtesy of Katherine Muzik.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is now holding its Research Seminar Series in hybrid form, both online and in person in the auditorium of the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building on the HMSC campus (2030...

Jun
21

Science Pub Talk on Sea Otters

June 21, 2022, Portland

Sea Otter.
Sea Otter.\Photo by Joe Platko.

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's Science Pub Talk on Tuesday, June 21 in Portland will focus on sea otters and their possible restoration.  The free event (aside from what you spend on food and drink) takes place beginning at 7 p.m. at the...