Ocean Events

Dec
8

Lecture on Salmon Survey

December 8, 2022, Newport

Sockeye salmon spawning. /Photo courtesy of ODFW
Sockeye salmon spawning./Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Laurie Weitkamp a Research Fisheries Biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Centerto...

Dec
8

Eelgrass Conservation Webinar

December 8, 2022

Eelgrass on bay bottom when submerged.
Eelgrass on bay bottom when submerged.\Photo by Adam Obaza.

On Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Oregon Shores will host a webinar on “Eelgrass and How to Protect It.” The event is free and open to all.

The presenter is Anu Sawkar, the attorney with the Crag Law Center with whom we collaborate in the...

Dec
10

Talk on Yachats Geology

December 10, 2022

Yachats River mouth, with Cape Perpetua to the right. /Photo by Alex Derr.
Yachats River mouth, with Cape Perpetua to the right. /Photo by Alex Derr.

As part of the remote Winter Speaker Series, the Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be hosting Dave Muerdter to talk about his work as a geologist on Saturday Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. Muerdter is a local geologist and...

Dec
12

Conference on Ocean Plastics

December 12, 2022 - December 13, 2022, Newport

Marine debris plastics in the ocean. /Photo by Kip Evans
Marine debris plastics in the ocean. /Photo by Kip Evans

On Dec. 12 and 13, the Pacific Northwest Consortium on Plastics is holding their annual conference in Newport. The event will take place at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (2030 SE Marine...

Dec
13

Kelp Documentary Screening

December 13, 2022

"Kelp Me Please" student documentary. /Photo courtesy of Cape Perpetua Collaborate

On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m., Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be screening Kelp Me Please, a student documentary about kelp forest conservation in Oregon.

About the film:

"Kelp Me Please is a short film made...

Dec
14

Lecture on Snowy Plovers

December 14, 2022, Cannon Beach

Snowy Plovers. /Photo by Cathy Tronquet
Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library will continue the World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series.

This month's speaker will be Allison Anholt, Coastal Community Science Biologist with...

Jan
11

Lecture on Oregon's Marine Reserves

January 11, 2023, Cannon Beach

Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Redfish Rocks, Oregon Marine Reserve. | Photo from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, 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 the Oregon Department of...

Past Events

Oct
13

Coastline Habitat Change Seminar

October 13, 2017, Charleston

Pacific Rim National Park, BC Canada
Pacific Rim National Park in British Columbia, Canada. | Photo by Jack Aloha

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Fall Seminar Series, Margot Hessing-Lewis from the Hakai Institute (BC Canada) will speak on, “Stressed and disturbed; coastline complexity and biodiversity...

Oct
12

Lecture on Life on the Edge

October 12, 2017, Manzanita

North coast shoreline.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
North coast shoreline.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

Katie Voelke, the North Coast Land Conservancy’s executive director, will speak on “The Wild and Rare in Our Own Backyards:  Life in the Coastal Edge,” on Thursday, Oct. 12, in Manzanita’s Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.).  Her talk is...

Oct
12

Conservation Strategy Talk

October 12, 2017, Newport

 Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweater) leading Marbled Murrelet survey.
Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweater) leading Marbled Murrelet survey.

The Newport 60+ Activity Center is hosting a talk by long-time coastal conservationist Paul Engelmeyer on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. in the center’s Multi-Purpose Room.  He will speak on “Land and Sea Conservation Issues...

Oct
6

Galapagos Marine Ecology Seminar

October 6, 2017, Charleston

Sally Lightfoot Crab in the Galapagos.
Sally Lightfoot Crab in the Galapagos. | Photo by Justin Clayton

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Fall Seminar Series, Jon Witman of Brown University will speak on "Towards an integration of scale and complexity in marine ecology: examples from the Galapagos rocky...

Oct
6

Mapping Symposium

October 6, 2017, Florence

Gathering data on shoreline use near marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Gathering data on shoreline use near marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Anyone interested in how information is being mapped in the field, using a wide range of tools such as smartphones and tablets, is invited to “Symposium by the Sea:  From Field to Table—Stories in Mapping.” The...

Sep
30

Stand Up For The Bay

September 30, 2017, Coos Bay

Stand Up For The Bay.

Stand Up! For The Bay is a community event designed to bring the bay and waterways into the focus of citizens in the community. The event will take place in downtown Coos Bay, at the public dock/boardwalk on Sept. 30. Registration starts at 9 a.m.; paddle kickoff is 10 a.m. sharp.

Those in...

Sep
23

Beach and River Cleanups

September 23, 2017

coastal cleanup day
Courtesy of the Ocean Conservancy

In partnership with volunteer organizations and individuals from around the world, the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup has been occurring for nearly three decades. This event engages people to remove trash from the world's beaches and...

Sep
16

Beach Cleanup and Scavenger Hunt

September 16, 2017, Manzanita

Photo from Ocean Blue Project, Inc.

The Ocean Blue Project, Inc. will be hosting a beach cleanup for families involving a treasure map, beach cleanup, games for youth, and a scavenger hunt in honor of International Coastal Cleanup Month. 

Ocean Blue will be placing a message in a bottle. If...

Sep
16

Surfrider http://solveoregon.org/volunteer-beach-riverside-cleanupNewport Fall Cleanups

September 16, 2017, Newport

Nye Beach in Oregon at sunset.
Nye Beach in Oregon at sunset. | Photo by Linda Cochran

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is organizing a "Fall 5 Beach Clean Up" to take place on Sept. 16. After the cleanups, participants will rendevous back at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site (just north of the mouth of...