Ocean Events

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
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...

Past Events

Jun
17

Otter Rock-n-Roll Surf Contest

June 17, 2017, Otter Rock

Otter Rock n' Roll 2017 Poster

Surfrider offers its 9th annual Otter Rock-n-Roll Surf Contest at Otter Rock-Devil's Punch Bowl State Park. Beach registration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. sharp. Check-in will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the action starts at 9 a.m..

In the spirit of International Surfing Day, Surfrider...

Jun
16

Public Comment Open - Cascade Head Management Plan

June 16, 2017

Cascade Head Marine Reserve coastline.
Cascade Head Marine Reserve. | Photo by Gus Gates

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program has released a draft of the Cascade Head Site Management Plan for public comment. Comments are to be submitted by email to [email protected] by June 16th. The...

Jun
14

Orca Month Pub Talk

June 14, 2017, Portland

Photo of orca whale off the coast of Oregon.
Photo by Defenders of Wildlife

On June 14th, Defenders of Wildlife will be celebrating one of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic species with a pub talk event. Join them to learn about the threats facing our Southern Resident orca population and what you can do to help!

Hear from local...

Jun
12

Coastal Resilience Meeting

June 12, 2017, Newport

High surf as Shore Acres\Photo by Bruce Swenson.
High surf as Shore Acres\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) has been conducting a study on the current state of policy and planning for coastal and ocean resilience in Oregon. The public is invited to attend the final presentation of the results on...

Jun
11

Beach Plastic Clean-Up Event

June 11, 2017, Manzanita

Image of waves crashing along the Oregon Coast.
Image from Ocean Blue Project

The Ocean Blue Project focuses on cleaning the ocean and creating awareness to reduce the use of plastic. They collect microplastic fragments on every visit to the Oregon Coast, year-round. This project is a community effort and all Oregonians are asked to...

Jun
10

Coho Restoration Tour

June 10, 2017, Seal Rock

Image of a Coho fry on the Oregon Coast.
Coho fry on the Oregon Coast. | Photo by Conrad Gowell

District Coordinator Paul Engelmeyer of the Native Fish Society will lead a series of free tours, open to the public, to discuss the recently released Federal Coho Recovery plan. During the field trips attendees will view high quality...

Jun
8

World Oceans Day Hike

June 8, 2017

The view from Neahkahnie. Photo by Justin Knott.
The view from Neahkahnie. Photo by Justin Knott.

Three coastal conservation groups—Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, and North Coast Land Conservancy—have joined forces to sponsor a hike to the summit of Neahkahnie Mountain in observance of World Oceans...