Ocean Events

Dec
1

Lecture on Art and Science of Kelp

December 1, 2021

Bull kelp.\Photo by Jose Iselin.

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m., the Elakha Alliance presents “Chasing Kelp: A bull kelp journey across the Pacific Coast.”  The online event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Josie Iselin, who will describe her journey as an artist plunging into the...

Dec
2

Seminar on Drones and Whales

December 2, 2021

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday research seminar series continues online.  Next up is a talk on whales and drones, coming up Thursday, Dec. 2, at 3:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

The speaker is KC (Kevin) Bierlich, a postdoctoral...

Dec
3

Lecture on Snails and Slime

December 3, 2021

Slime will be the subject--algae at Crystal Cove.\Photo courtesy of the Bracken Lab.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s fall seminar series is taking place online again this year.  The talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays.  These events are free and open to the public, but it is...

Dec
9

Marine Debris Survey

December 9, 2021, Yachats

A monthly marine debris survey and clean-up is conducted at Cove Beach, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at the Cove Beach Trail entrance on Hwy 101 (about three miles south of Yachats and the second pullout on the west side of the...

Dec
15

Sea Turtles on Tap

December 15, 2021

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its Science on Tap series online.  The bad news is that you have to pour your own; the good news is that you can enjoy the talks without being in Newport.

On Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6...

Past Events

Feb
11

Bird Conservation in Oregon’s Marine Reserve System

February 11, 2016, Manzanita

Photo of Common murres at Yaquina Head. Photo by Amanda Gladics.
Common murres at Yaquina Head. Photo by Amanda Gladics.
Joe Liebezeit, Avian Conservation Program Manager for the Audubon Society of Portland, will offer a presentation on how volunteer efforts to monitor seabird populations have contributed to a better understanding of seabird populations...
Jan
30

Kick-off Party #2 for Cape Falcon Marine Reserve

January 30, 2016, Cannon Beach

Photo of Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve, by Alex Derr.
Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve. Photo by Alex Derr.
New Year’s Day marked both a completion and a new beginning for Oregon's network of five marine reserves.  On Jan.1, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve became fully operative, closed to resource extraction. Up till now,...
Jan
28

Ocean Acidification Panel Discussion

January 28, 2016, Newport

Photo of the ocean at the Oregon coast.
Acidification shadows Oregon's ocean. Photo by Alex Derr.
The worrisome subject of climate impacts to the ocean will be taken up by a set of expert voices when the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC)  combine to present From Bivalves to Beaches:  Ocean...
Jan
16

Kick-off Party for Cape Falcon Marine Reserve

January 16, 2016, Manzanita

Photo of Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve, by Alex Derr.
Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve. Photo by Alex Derr.
New Year’s Day marked both a completion and a new beginning for Oregon's network of five marine reserves.  On Jan.1, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve became fully operative, closed to resource extraction. Up till now,...
Jan
16

Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Connections Talk

January 16, 2016, Yachats

Photo of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center by Andre Hagestedt.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Photo by Andre Hagestedt.
The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center overlooks the new marine reserve there, so the link between land and sea, and approaches to conserving both, would be an appropriate topic for the Winter Discovery Lecture Series held at the center.

On...

Dec
3

OPAC’s December Meeting Scheduled for Tillamook

December 3, 2015, Tillamook

Photo of Robin Hartmann.
Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is scheduled to hold its second meeting of the year Dec. 3 at the Port of Tillamook Bay’s Officer’s Mess Hall meeting room (6018 Hangar Rd. in Tillamook).  Agenda items will include updates on marine reserve implementation as well as ocean...