Ocean Events

Aug
10

State of the Coast: Call for Sessions

August 10, 2022

A view of Cape Meares. /Photo by Gregory Henton
A view of Cape Meares. /Photo by Gregory Henton

The State of the Coast conference is accepting submissions for session ideas until Wednesday, Aug. 10. They are soliciting both 10-minute “ignite talks” and 75-minute interactive breakout sessions.

The conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5...

Aug
11

Call for Intertidal Survey Volunteers

August 11, 2022, Newport

Cascade Head Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of ODFW
Cascade Head, site of the marine reserve that is part of the U.N. Biosphere Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Marine Reserves team will be conducting intertidal mussel bed surveys next week at the Cascade Head Marine Reserve. They are looking...

Aug
11

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Walk

August 11, 2022, Arch Cape

Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.
Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) offers a “walk and talk” on the Elk Flats Trail to Devil’s Cauldron, within Oswald West State Park.  The event, from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 11, is free and open to all, but...

Aug
25

Hatfield Marine Science Center

August 25, 2022, Newport

Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA
Scientists study the effects of algal blooms in marine fisheries. /Photo courtesy of NOAA

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Dr. Katelyn Bosley, a crustacean biologist from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife....

Aug
25

Presentation by Elakha Alliance Interns

August 25, 2022

Sea otter eating a crab. /Photo by Arenkert
Sea otter eating a crab.\Photo by Arenkert.

Join the Elakha Alliance’s Summer Tribal Interns on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. to learn about the traveling cultural display they created. This display is the final project of their summer internship and will highlight the relationships between...

Aug
28

Tidepool Ambassador Tour

August 28, 2022, Florence

ea star and anemones\Photo by Victoria Tierney.
ea star and anemones\Photo by Victoria Tierney.

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative is offering free, small-group tours with a Tidepool Ambassador Guide during the lowest tides of the summer. Tours will last one hour, guests are encouraged to continue exploring the reserve on their...

Nov
17

Save the Date: Land-Sea Symposium

November 17, 2022, Yachats

North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr
North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr

The Cape Perperua Land-Sea Symposium will be resuming as an in-person event for its 10th annual celebration this year. The event will take place at the Yachats Commons (441 U.S. 101, Yachats) on...

Past Events

May
20

Oswald West Action Day

May 20, 2017, Manzanita

Image of Surfrider Portand's Oswald West Action Day - Citizen Science Extravaganza flyer.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Oregon's Beach Bill, and the birthday of former Gov. Oswald West (born May 20, 1873), who first preserved Oregon's beaches for the public, by learning about citizen science and hands-on stewardship for our shoreline. Come out and explore the coastal edge...

May
17

Oswald West's Birthday Party

May 17, 2017, Portland

Image of Surfrider Portland's Oswald West Birthday Party Event Flyer.

It is the 50th anniversary of the passage of Oregon’s Beach Bill, landmark legislation which guaranteed the public's right to visit all 362 miles of Oregon's shoreline. In honor of this anniversary and former Governor Oswald West, who first put our beaches into the public domain by designating...

Apr
29

Low-Tide Hike

April 29, 2017, Charleston

 Sunset Bay and Gregory Point. Photo by Alex Derr.
Sunset Bay and Gregory Point. Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group is taking advantage of a minus tide on Saturday, April 29, to sponsor an exploration of the coastline in the vicinity of Sunset Bay State Park (2.5 miles south of Charleston.

Led by local naturalists, the...

Apr
28

West Coast Planning Seminar

April 28, 2017

 Newport harbor. Photo by Kirt Edblom.
Newport harbor. Photo by Kirt Edblom.

The emerging West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB) has announced a public webinar to provide a progress report and answer questions from stakeholders.  It takes place at noon on Friday, April 28.  Topics include the progress being made toward a West...

Apr
22

Science on Tap

April 22, 2017, Newport (South Beach)

Wayne Hoffman.
Wayne Hoffman.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Audubon Council present a “Science on Tap” lecture, “The Ecology of Seabirds & Forage Fish in Oregon's Estuaries and Nearshore Waters,” by Wayne Hoffman, policy Director of the MidCoast Watersheds Council, on Saturday, April...

Apr
20

Herring Spawn Presentation

April 20, 2017, Newport

Herring spawn. Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.
Herring spawn. Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.

A photographic presentation, “Herring Mass Spawning:  a Local Wildlife Spectacle” will celebrate the massive Pacific Herring spawning event that took place in Yaquina Bay this past March.  Sponsored by the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists, the...

Apr
19

Climate Change Pub Talk

April 19, 2017, Coos Bay

Alan Shanks.
Alan Shanks.

As part of the “COOS—Celebration of Oregon Science” schedule in conjunction with the national March for Science, a talk by Alan Shanks on “The Grand (?) Experiment:  Global Climate Change” will take place at the Seven Devils Brewery (247 S. 2nd St.) in Coos Bay at 7 p.m. on...

Apr
15

Pinniped Lecture

April 15, 2017, Charleston,

Pinnipeds at Cape Arago. Photo courtesy of SEA.
Pinnipeds at Cape Arago. Photo courtesy of SEA.

Seals and sea lions—pinnipeds—will be the topic when Jan Hodder, Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) speaks on “The Pinnipeds of Cape Arago” at a seminar sponsored by Shoreline Education...