Ocean Events

Apr
10

Seminar on Seaweed and Seagrass

April 10, 2020

Seaweed on the shore at low tide.\Photo courtesty of ODFW.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

The first talk in the series comes from Laura Parfrey, an assistant professor and Canada...

Apr
17

Talk on Kelp Forests

April 17, 2020

Kelp bed.\Photo by Dave Ledig.
Kelp bed.\Photo by Dave Ledig.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

The second talk in the series comes from Cathy Pfister, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the...

May
1

Lecture on Seagrass Meadows

May 1, 2020

Eelgrass bed in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.
Eelgrass bed in Netarts Bay.\Photo by York Johnson.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

A talk in the series of interest in terms of both marine ecology and climate comes from Aurora...

May
2

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 2, 2020, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

May
6

OPAC Meeting

May 6, 2020, North Bend

OPAC meeting in progress.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) will meet on Wednesday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Department of Human Services Building (1431 Airport Ln.) in North Bend.

This is a particularly important meeting.  OPAC will consider...

May
9

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020, Newport

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this citizen...

May
20

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 20, 2020, Port Orford

Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

Jun
10

Marine Debris Survey Training

June 10, 2020, Hammond

Starting a marine debris survey at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Jesse Jones.
Starting a marine debris survey at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Jesse Jones.

One of the locations at which CoastWatch conducts our marine debris survey is Fort Stevens State Park, just south of the Columbia’s South Jetty.  More volunteers are needed to fill out the team, headed by Oregon Shores...

Past Events

Aug
14

Talk on Climate and the Ocean

August 14, 2019, Lincoln City

Development on sand spits (such as the Alsea Spit, shown here) will be at risk due to climate change.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Chuck Willer, director of the Coast Range Association, will present a brief talk surveying the impacts of climate change on the ocean at the St. James/Santiago Episcopal...

Aug
14

TBA Talk (Probably Octopi)

August 14, 2019, Charleston

Octopus found in Oregon marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Eric Edsinger, a research fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, will speak at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m., in the Boathouse Auditorium.  The talk will be free and open...

Aug
10

Tide-Driven Art Exhibit

August 10, 2019, Newport

While we don’t usually list art exhibits on this site, one that is coming up is so directly pertinent to coastal conservation that it deserves a mention.  On Saturday, Aug. 10, an exhibit called “Ode to the Tides” will have its official opening reception from 1-6 p.m. at the Newport Visual...

Aug
8

Seabird Colony Monitoring Session

August 8, 2019, Florence

Common Murres at Yaquina Head.\Photo by Kimon Berlin.

Volunteers are needed to participate in a seabird colony survey on Thursday, Aug. 8, 9 a.m. at Sea Lion Caves (91560 US-101) between Florence and Yachats.  The survey is conducted by Portland Audubon.  Experts will be on hand, and anyone...

Aug
7

Lecture on Fishing and Fish Communities

August 7, 2019, Charleston

Lingcod in its habitat.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Chelsea Wood, an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, will speak on “Ghosts of Oceans Past: How Fishing Reshapes Communities of Fishes and their Parasites” as part of the Summer Seminar...

Aug
3

BioBlitz and Trees to Sea

August 3, 2019, Yachats

View from the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

A combination “BioBlitz” and Trees to Sea celebration will take place at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area on Saturday, Aug. 3.  The BioBlitz takes place 10 a.m.-noon, the Trees to Sea event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Both are based...

Jul
31

Lecture on Antarctica and Climate Change

July 31, 2019, Charleston

James McClintock, a professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will give the summer public lecture as part of the Summer Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OMB).  Dr. McClintock speaks at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium.  His...