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

Mar
29

Sea Otter Webinar

March 29, 2022

Kayakers approach a raft of sea otters.\Photo by Frank Steube.

The Elakha Alliance, which is working to develop the scientific knowledge and public support needed to restore sea otters to Oregon’s coast, offers a webinar on “Sharing Space with Sea Otters: A Case Study of Coexistence in a...

Mar
17

Seminar on Beach Biodiversity

March 17, 2022

Photo of a mole crab by Bonnie Henderson.
Mole crab, a common denizen of Oregon beaches.\Photo by Bonnie Henderson.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to hold its Thursday research seminar series online.  Next up is a talk about a subject that is literally beneath the feet of beachgoers—the life that dwells beneath the...

Mar
12

Talk on Drones and Whales

March 12, 2022

Gray whale surfacing.\Photo by Era Horton.

The Oregon chapter of the American Cetacean Society hosts a webinar on how drones are being used to study whales on Saturday, March 12, at 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The presenter is Clara Bird, a Ph.D student at Oregon State...

Mar
10

Seminar on Inclusive Fisheries

March 10, 2022

Trawler heads out to sea.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Thursday Research Seminar Series continues online. On Thursday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m., the topic will be diversity and inclusion in the fishing industry.

The speaker will be Ivan Arismendi, Associate...

Mar
10

Public Meeting on Offshore Wind Energy

March 10, 2022

Photo of Offshore wind turbine courtesy of BOEM.
Offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The Oregon Department of Energy is holding public meetings to introduce and discuss its Floating Offshore Wind Study.  The first such event takes place on Thursday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is a serious possibility that offshore wind...

Mar
9

Orca Lecture

March 9, 2022

Transient killer whale.\Photo by Josh McInnes.

The Friends of Haystack Rock continue their “Library Lecture Series,” but online rather than actually in the library. On Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m., the topic will be orcas, aka killer whales. The event is free and open to all.

Speaker Josh...

Mar
5

Lecture on Kelp and Whales

March 5, 2022

Kelp forest and research vessel.\Photo courtesy of the Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The Cape Perpetual Collaborative presents a talk on “Kelp to Whales:  Evidence for a Bottom-Up Trophic Cascade” on Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.  The online presentation is free and open to all.

The speaker is...