Ocean Events

Nov
30

Science on Tap: Gray Whales

November 30, 2022, Newport

Diving gray whale. /Photo courtesy of OSU.
Diving gray whale. /Photo courtesy of OSU.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is holding a hybrid Science on Tap event on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. The theme for the night is “Life as a PCFG: A close look at the ecology and health of Pacific Coast Feeding Group gray whales in...

Dec
1

Lecture on Fish Conservation Physiology

December 1, 2022, Newport

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Ken Zillig, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Fish Physiology Lab at the University of California, Davis, to discuss his work on conservation...

Dec
3

Talk on Transient Killer Whales

December 3, 2022

As part of the remote Winter Speaker Series, the Cape Perpetua Collaborative will be hosting Josh McInnes to talk about his research on the behavioral ecology of killer whales on Saturday Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. McInnes is a marine ecologist and marine mammal researcher at...

Dec
8

Lecture on Salmon Survey

December 8, 2022, Newport

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 discuss the...

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

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 longtime Cape Perpetua Volunteer.

About...

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
14

Lecture on Snowy Plovers

December 14, 2022, Cannon Beach

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 Portland...

Past Events

Jul
26

Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Seminar

July 26, 2017, Charleston

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

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Summer 2017 Seminar Series includes a discussion from Dr. Thomas Swearingen, fromt the Department of Fish and Wildlife. He will be discussing an overview...

Jul
25

Oceanside Tidepool Exploration

July 25, 2017, Tillamook

Nudibranch.
Colorful nudibranch found in a tide pool. | Photo from Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS

What amazing creatures are lurking at the water’s edge? This Oceanside event will give you an opportunity to see.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the shoreline at Oceanside, Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary,...

Jul
23

Geology of Netarts Bay Walk

July 23, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay.
Netarts Bay. | Photo by Dolan. H

Join the Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea (WEBS) on an amazing and free Geologic tour around Netarts Bay. You will see landslide areas, fossil deposits on Cape Meares, Happy Camp, bay overlooks and tsunami layers from the “Big One” in...

Jul
19

Volunteer Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 19, 2017, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of the Audubon Society.
Marbled Murrelet.\Photo courtesy of the Audubon Society.

The Audubon Society of Portland is conducting two volunteer-based surveys for the endangered Marbled Murrelet on the central Oregon coast, the second of which takes place July 19-20 (see separate listing for July 13-14).  Volunteers...

Jul
16

Salt Marsh Ecology Walk

July 16, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon.
Netarts Bay Salt Marsh, Oregon. | Photo from WEBS

Registration is required - please click this link to get your free ticket.

Walk along the saltmarsh of Netarts Bay while learning about how plants survive in a salty world on Sunday, July 16! Join Friends of Netarts Bay – Watershed, Estuary,...

Jul
15

Newport Summer Beach Cleanup Series

July 15, 2017, Newport

South Beach State Park at sunset in Oregon.
South Beach State Park at sunset. | Photo by Brian Riopelle

Join the Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation as they kick off the summer with a Beach Cleanup Series.

Meet at day use area of the South Beach State Park in Newport, OR. 

Jul
15

Marbled Murrelet Community Survey

July 15, 2017, Port Orford

Marbled murrelet field trip flyer.
By Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Day 2 of Marbled Murrelet Field Trip: These unique birds from the ocean to their nests in the forest each day, and the best time to see them begins 45 mins before sunrise. The survey will be from 5:04-7:04, and you can participate in as much of the survey as...

Jul
14

Murrelets around the Campfire

July 14, 2017, Port Orford

Marbled murrelet field trip flyer.
By Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Day 1 of the Marbled Murrelet Field Trip: Come learn about this magnificent seabird from locals who pioneered the effort to find and protect it, followed by an update on what's current with murrelets today by Max Beeken from the Redfrish Rocks Community...

Jul
14

Comment Deadline on Ocean Energy Rules

July 14, 2017

Experimental wave energy device in operation.
Experimental wave energy device in operation.

The Department of State Lands has initiated rulemaking to implement the requirements of recent administrative and legislative actions affecting the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in the territorial sea.  The public is invited to...

Jul
13

Volunteer Marbled Murrelet Survey

July 13, 2017, Yachats

 Volunteers on a previous Marbled Murrelet survey with Paul Engelmeyer (magenta sweatshirt).
Volunteers on a previous Marbled Murrelet survey with Paul Engelmeyer (magenta sweatshirt).

The Audubon Society of Portland is conducting two volunteer-based surveys for the endangered Marbled Murrelet on the central Oregon coast.  The first takes place July 13-14; the second occurs July...