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

Jun
8

World Oceans Day

June 8, 2017

In 2008, the United Nations officially recognized June 8 as the annual World Oceans Day.  Events are held around the world, coordinated by The Ocean Project:  http://www.worldoceansday.org/about.

A calendar of events isn’t available yet, but mark your calendars and watch this space.

One...

Jun
4

Seabird Nest Colony Monitoring

June 4, 2017, Cannon Beach

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres, perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley

Do you like seabirds and care about their welfare? Join a volunteer opportunity to monitor seabird nests at Cape Falcon Marine Reserve & at Haystack Rock.  The Audubon Society of Portland, Friends of Cape Falcon, Haystack Rock Awareness...

Jun
3

National Trails Day: Cape Perpetua

June 3, 2017, Yachats

National Trails Day 2017 hike poster.
Credit: Yachats Trails

Join the Yachat Trails as they lead three separate guided hikes, suitable for all abilities and ages, at Cape Perpetua. Participants should meet at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center at 9 a.m. For more information contact Joanne KittelThere is no need to sign up for...

Jun
2

Ocean Planning Webinar

June 2, 2017

Gazing out to sea from Yaquina Head. Photo by Alex Derr.
Gazing out to sea from Yaquina Head. Photo by Alex Derr.

Established in 2015, the West Coast Regional Planning Body (RPB) is a partnership between federally-recognized tribes, federal government agencies, and the states of Washington, Oregon and California focused on enhanced coordination...

Jun
2

Salp Seminar

June 2, 2017, Charleston

 Salp (thetis vagina) washed up on beach. Photo by Steve Morey.
Salp (thetis vagina) washed up on beach. Photo by Steve Morey.

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s spring seminar series, Dr. Kelly Sutherland will speak on “All Together Now?  The coordination of multiple swimming jets by salps and siphonophores.”  Pretty sciency, but...

May
31

Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership

May 31, 2017, Newport

Image of Clay Creek in Oregon.
Clay Creek | Photo courtesy of BLM

First Timers – If this is your first Partnership meeting, you are asked to arrive at 3:30 p.m. for an orientation.  For information about the origins and purpose of the Partnership, see our earlier article.  

At the May 31 meeting, they will wrap up Step One...

May
27

Cape Perpetua BioBlitz, Day 2

May 27, 2017, Yachats

Image of the Oregon Beach Bill 50th Annivsersary BioBlitz schedule.

This is the second day of the Cape Perpetua BioBlitz, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary year of the Oregon Beach Bill, which reserved the entire Oregon shoreline for the public.  (The event kicked off with a Friday afternoon talk on sea star wasting--see listing for May 26.) ...

May
26

Cape Perpetua BioBlitz, Day 1

May 26, 2017, Yachats

Image of the Oregon Beach Bill 50th Annivsersary BioBlitz schedule.

This is the 50th anniversary year of the Oregon Beach Bill, mandating that all of Oregon's shoreline--not only beaches, but rocky shores as well--remain in public hands. To celebrate this anniversary, a weekend BioBlitz (an inventory of all species found in an area at one time) has been...

May
20

Tidal Literary Event

May 20, 2017, Manzanita

High tide on the Nehalem spit. Photo by Steve Morey.
High tide on the Nehalem spit. Photo by Steve Morey.

Author Jonathan White, who is also a sailor, surfer, and marine conservationist, will discuss his new book, “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean,” in a special literary event at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts (594 Laneda...