Ocean Events

Apr
26

Seminar on Microbial Importance in an Ecosystem

April 26, 2019, Charleston

Dr. Roxanne A. Beinart.
Dr. Roxanne A. Beinart. | Photo courtesy of University of Rhode Island.

Join University of Rhode Island's Dr. Roxanne Beinart for her seminar titled, "Linking microbial symbiont activity to ecosystem processes" on April 26th at 4:00 pm in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd,...

Apr
27

Oswald West Action Day

April 27, 2019, Arch Cape

Oswald West Action Day 2019

Join Surfrider Portland, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and Oregon State Parks for a morning filled with community service to give back to our beautiful Oregon coast on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. They will be hosting a beach cleanup along with some restoration...

Apr
27

Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

April 27, 2019, Tillamook

Plastic bags choke waterways and the sea, and threaten wildlife.
Plastic bags choke waterways and the sea, and threaten wildlife.

The Tillamook County Master Recyclers are sponsoring a Plastic Pollution Awareness Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 2nd St. Plaza in the city of Tillamook.  Everyone is welcome. 

A rally from noon to 1...

Apr
29

Open House on Navy Training Plan

April 29, 2019, Astoria

Rough seas ahead under Navy bombardment.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Rough seas ahead under Navy bombardment.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

If you didn’t know, the U.S. Navy practices for war in the ocean off Oregon (and from northern California to Southeast Alaska).  The Navy’s “Northwest Training and Testing” plan is now up for review.  The Navy seeks to renew...

Apr
30

Open House on Navy Training Plan

April 30, 2019, Newport

 Seascape--Oregon's peaceful waters.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
Seascape--Oregon's peaceful waters.\Photo by Gregory Henton.

If you didn’t know, the U.S. Navy practices for war in the ocean off Oregon (and from northern California to Southeast Alaska).  The Navy’s “Northwest Training and Testing” plan is now up for review.  The Navy seeks to renew its...

May
3

Seminar on Marine Worms

May 3, 2019, Charleston

Bloodworm. | Photo courtesy from Cool Galapagos

Join Dr. Neva Meyer, from Clark University, who will be giving a talk titled, "Neural fate specification in the annelid Capitella teleta and implications for nervous system evolution" on May 3rd at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium...

May
4

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 4, 2019, Newport

 Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-noon, in the meeting room of the Newport office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2127 S.E....

May
8

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 8, 2019, Port Orford

 

Black Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., at Oregon State University’s Port Orford Field Station (444 Jackson St.).  Those...

May
10

Seminar on Larval Dispersal

May 10, 2019, Charleston

Larvae from Fuch's Lab work. | Photo courtesy of Rutgers University.

Join Dr. Heidi Fuchs, from Rutgers University, who will be giving a seminar titled, "Waves and turbulance as navigational signals for dispersing larvae" on May 10th at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat...

May
17

Seminar on Mollusca

May 17, 2019, Charleston

Various marine larvae. | Photo courtesy of Lyons Lab, Scripps Institute

Join Dr. Deirdre Lyons, from Scripps Institute of Oceanography (UC San Diego), who will be giving a seminar titled, "Morphogenesis and specification of the molluscan shell gland, and what it can tell us about the...

May
18

Spring Pelican Survey

May 18, 2019

Brown Pelicans.\Photo by Dennis White.
Brown Pelicans.\Photo by Dennis White.

The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey is coming up Saturday, May 18.  (There will also be a fall survey on Sept. 14).  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these...

May
30

Education and Cleanup Combo

May 30, 2019, Yachats

The stone shelter atop Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.
The stone shelter atop Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

A dual event is planned at Cape Perpetua for Thursday, May 30.  The first half, an educational talk on the land-sea connection, takes place at the stone shelter atop Cape Perpetua (officially the Cape Perpetua Day Use Area),...

May
31

Intertidal Retrospective

May 31, 2019, Charleston

Flabellina goddardi, discovered by Jeff Goddard.
Flabellina goddardi, discovered by Jeff Goddard.

Veteran marine biologist Jeff Goddard will look back over his career in a talk at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) as part of the Spring Seminar Series.  Goddard will speak in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Friday, May...

Jun
1

Seabird Nest Monitoring Training

June 1, 2019, Yachats

 Pelagic cormorants feeding their young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelagic cormorants feeding their young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Portland Audubon, along with local partners, conducts a seabird nest colony monitoring project at several locations on the coast, including Cape Perpetua, Heceta Head, and the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, along with nearby...

Jun
7

Lecture on Dungeness Crabs

June 7, 2019, Charleston

Dr. Alan Shanks and research assistant.
Dr. Alan Shanks and research assistant.
Alan Shanks, a professor at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), will cap the Spring Seminar Series with the annual Public Lecture.  Speaking at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 7, in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium, Shanks will address “Dungeness...
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

Oct
18

Elk River Salmon Seminar

October 18, 2018, Port Orford

A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond

A seminar on the cherished but threatened salmon runs in the Elk River is sponsored by Oregon State University, Oregon Hatchery Research Center, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Northwest Fisheries...

Oct
16

Rocky Shores Meeting

October 16, 2018, Newport

Rocky shore at Yachats.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
Rocky shore at Yachats.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

The Rocky Shores Working Group of Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 1-4 p.m. in the Gleeson Room of the Oregon Coast Aquarium (2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd.) in Newport.

OPAC has formed a working...

Oct
13

Whale Photo ID Presentation

October 13, 2018, Newport

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

The American Cetacean Society's Oregon Chapter is hosting an Oregon Speaker Series presentation taking place at the Newport Public Library (35 NW Nye St, Newport) on Saturday Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is a free event, and it is...

Oct
12

Seminar on Global Ocean Change

October 12, 2018, Charleston

Seaweeds on the Oregon Coast.
Seaweeds off the Oregon Coast. | Photo by Hannah Brandsma

Dr. Kristy Kroeker, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will be speak in Charleston on "Sea Change: Incorporating species interactions into forecasts of emergent...

Oct
11

Nature Matters: Fish Tales

October 11, 2018, Astoria

Oregon clams. | Photo by Oregons Adventure Coast

Nature Matters, an ongoing conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the second Thursday of each month from October through May at the Fort George Brewery. Nature Matters is hosted by Lewis and Clark National...

Oct
11

Marine Reserves Underwater Tour Presentation

October 11, 2018, Manzanita

Go on a virtual underwater tour of Oregon’s five marine sites to explore the work being done at the Cape Falcon site by ODFW and their many collaborators at the next Lower Nehalem Watershed Council speaker event on October 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at the Pine Grove Community House...

Oct
6

Oswald West Action Day

October 6, 2018, Arch Cape

Join the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and Oregon State Parks for a beach cleanup along with some restoration projects at Oswald West State Park (Arch Cape) on Saturday October 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

They plan to spend 2 hours on beach...

Oct
5

Seminar on Plankton

October 5, 2018, Charleston

Matt Johnson's Lab. | Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Dr. Matt Johnson, from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will be giving a seminar titled, "Mesodinium rubrum: a model system for understanding mixotrophy and emergent plastid acquisitions in protists" on Friday...

Oct
4

Lecture on Ocean Conditions

October 4, 2018, Newport

 Salmon biologist Laurie Weitkamp.
Salmon biologist Laurie Weitkamp.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council invites that public to a talk on “The Blob, El Nino, and the Biological Response across the Northeast Pacific.”  The event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 N.W. Beach Dr.) in...

Oct
4

Local Seafood Webinar

October 4, 2018

Photo courtesy of EcoTrust

Join a panel of experts including distributors, fish harvesters and advocates to discuss the supply chain issues spotlighted in the news stories of seafood supplier Sea To Table on October 4th, at 12 p.m. PST. This webinar is sponsored by EcoTrust, One Fish...